The Sydney Jewish community is dynamic and vibrant, with many communal, social and religious institutions. This book investigates the Sephardic community of Sydney -- their history, their experiences as new immigrants in a host society after arriving from traditional Moslem cultures, as well as the changes they have undergone since they arrived in Australia.
Naomi Gale is Coordinator of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Ashkelon Academic College, an adjunct of Bar-Ilan University. She is the author of Violence Against Women: Normal or Deviant Behavior? (Heb.), and was the recipient of a Golda Meir Post Doctoral Fellowship and a Sir Zalman Cowen Post Doctoral Research Grant, both taken at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Foreword by Professor Paul Preston; Acknowledgements; The Climate of Appeasement; The Paris Embassy and the Impact of Berlin; The Paris Milieu: Anglo-French Relations and the Foreign Office; The First Five Months (April-September 1937); Decline of the Popular Front and the Anschluss (October 1937-10 March 1938); The May Week-end Crisis and its Aftermath (11 March-31 August 1938); The Munich Crisis (September 1938); From Munich to the Polish Guarantee (October 1938 to 31 March 1939); The Outbreak of War and Retirement (17 March to 23 October 1939); Conclusions and a Postscript; Appendix: Principal Officials in Phipps's Paris Embassy; Index.