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Voices on Antisemitism: John Mann, Member of Parliament, United Kingdom

From: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Length: 05:50

Although there is not a single Jewish person living in the area British Member of Parliament John Mann represents, he believes it absolutely proper that he serves as chair of the British Parliamentary Committee Against Antisemitism. Read the full description.

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Piece Description

Although there is not a single Jewish person living in the area British Member of Parliament John Mann represents, he believes it absolutely proper that he serves as chair of the British Parliamentary Committee Against Antisemitism.

Broadcast History

Broadcast on the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Web site.

Transcript

JOHN MANN:
The Jewish community is the canary in the cage for all of us, because the racists will never just stop with abusing the Jews. Once they've abused the Jews, if they feel they can get away with that, they'll move on to another section of society, and then another, and another. And history has repeatedly proven that, first the Jews then the rest. But whether it's antisemitism or any other form of racism, it requires the majority to fight against it and not to leave it to the minority who are the ones who are on the receiving end of that racism.

ALEISA FISHMAN:
British Member of Parliament John Mann describes himself as representative of the community he serves in Bassetlaw, England: white, secular, and primarily working class. Despite the fact that there is not a single Jewish person among his constituents—or perhaps because of that fact—Mann believes it absolutely proper...
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