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We Fight Fascists by Daniel Sonabend
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May 11, 2021 | ISBN 9781788733250

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“A great reminder of a post-war resistance to fascism amongst Jewish Londoners. It’s a little-known story as it tends to get hidden behind the pre-war appearance of Oswald Mosley and the British Union of Fascists but, as we read here, Mosley wasn’t finished with his Jew-baiting. My own grandparents lived two hundred yards from the scene of action of most of this book and reading it brought it all to life for me.”
—Michael Rosen, author of So They Call You Pisher!

“Brilliant, compelling and very timely. This is the sort of history we should all know about, especially in these troubled times, but were never taught at school.”
—Keith Lowe, author of The Fear and the Freedom

“Inspiring … the fundamental questions it raises have yet to disappear from our political landscape.”
—Daniel Trilling, Guardian

“A new, comprehensive history of the group.”

“Sonabend’s debut brilliantly chronicles the 43 Group’s lightning-fast progress from a homespun organization with a handful of Jewish ex-servicemen … to a surprisingly sophisticated one with up to 2,000 members and intelligence and surveillance branches.”

“The 43 Group’s extraordinary resilience and bravery deserve to be far more widely appreciated.”
Morning Star

“Daniel Sonabend brilliantly captures … a tale of often bloody, and occasionally terrifying ‘organized chaos.’”
Times of Israel

“Sonabend combines academic rigour with an easy, readable style, all of which helps to throw into sharp relief the difficult questions the story raises.”
New Statesman

“Sonabend delights in these madcap tales of the 43 Group’s violent confrontations with their fascist opponents and the ways the members managed to elude the (sometimes-fascist-sympathizing) police.”
—Mari Cohen, Jewish Currents

“A timely book … Sonabend deserves credit for resurrecting this story.”
Literary Review

“This important book is not simply a trip down memory lane, but a warning from history. It should be mandatory for those who do not see themselves as bystanders.”
Jewish Chronicle

“Thrilling … full of unforgettable characters, clandestine activities, deception, surveillance and more than a few full-blooded street brawls … A must read for all antifascists.”
Hope Not Hate

“Not for the politically faint-hearted, have a milk shake handy whilst reading.”

“Sonabend rescues the ‘43 Group’ from … obscurity … a victory.”

“Readable and well-researched … a timely reminder that militant anti-fascism not only has deep historical roots but can also be an effective bulwark against the extreme right.”
Patterns of Prejudice Journal

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