Nazism – Zionism – The Jewish Problem – The Palestinian Problem

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Nazism, Zionism and Deportation
The Madagascar Plan was a proposal of the Nazi government of Germany to relocate the Jewish population of Europe to the island of Madagascar. Franz Rademacher, head of the Jewish Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the Nazi government, proposed the idea in June 1940, shortly before France’s defeat in the Battle of France. The proposal called for the handing over of Madagascar, then a French colony, to Germany as part of the French surrender terms.
The idea of deporting Polish Jews to Madagascar was investigated by the Polish government in 1937, but the task force sent to evaluate the island’s potential determined that only 5,000 to 7,000 families could be accommodated, or even as few as 500 families by some estimates. As efforts by the Nazis to encourage emigration of the Jewish population of Germany were only partially successful, the idea of deporting Jews to Madagascar was revived by the Nazi government in 1940.

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Israel’s hard-line prime minister, Ariel Sharon, has ordered his intelligence chiefs and defence forces to prepare a secret plan to drive “hundreds of thousands” of Palestinians out of the West Bank. They would be deported to the no-man’s land in southern Lebanon. The area is a desolate landscape with freezing conditions in winter and broiling temperatures in summer. There is scant soil to produce food. Water is also scarce in the region.

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Peace, recovery and depression 1922-1929

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The period 1922-1929 was a period of firsts; the first emergence of long-term, structural unemployment and the first ever Labour government. Both the Labour and Conservative governments pursued similar economic policies and tried to recapture the perceived causes of pre-war prosperity through economic orthodoxy. Such economic orthodoxy caused industrial strife, which led to unrest, culminating in the 1926 General Strike. Four years after the strike, just as the country began to recover, the country collapsed into depression following the Wall Street Crash.

The shocks of the Wall Street Crash and the subsequent depression in world trade had a profound effect on Britain. There was a return to coalition governments under both Labour and the Conservatives.

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/cabinetpapers/cabinet-gov/government-whos-who.htm