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Anglo-Jewish Association
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Like the Paris-based Alliance israélite universelle (AIU), the Anglo-Jewish-Association (AJA), founded in London in 1871, stood for a kind of mission civilisatrice. Their founders saw themselves as part of that Western and especially British elite which understood European world politics and expansion as the framework for global progress and economic prosperity. The AJA considered its primary task to be the improvement of the legal situation of harassed Jews in eastern Europe, as well as the promotion of individ…

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Levene, Mark, “Anglo-Jewish Association”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 22 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0031>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170409

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