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When the Nazis Come to Town: Action and Reaction in the Jewish Community

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Publication Date: December 1979

Publisher(s): Jewish Communal Service Association of North America)

Author(s): Lawrence Rubin

Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 56-2

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: Jewish Organizations; Community Relations; Tolerance

Type: Report

Coverage: Pennsylvania


The author, the Executive Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Greater Philadelphia, recounts his community's response to an announcement that the American Nazi Party would hold a rally in Philadelphia. (This announcement was later discovered to be a hoax.) The author concludes that the Jewish community and the JCRC responded effectively, and details how they did so.

In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, v.56 no.2, Winter 1979.