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1936: The Nazis
 pg. 104 
A formal meeting of the Berlin Jewish community is held at the Prinzregentenstrasse synagogue on May 4, 1936, to protest the recent onset of Arab terrorism in Palestine. In spite of their own tenuous legal and economic situation, German Jews remained attuned to events in the Middle East. As governmental efforts to encourage emigration intensified, the Jews of Germany remained painfully aware of the need to keep Palestine and other possible points of destination open to them. Arab-Jewish violence brought pressure on the British government to curtail Jewish immigration into Palestine.
Photo: Bildarchiv Abraham Pisarek, Berlin
Riots in the Arab city of Jaffa, Palestine, including this melee in June 1936, inaugurated a period of intense social conflict between Arabs and Jews. Caught between the World Zionist Organization's demand for increased Jewish immigration to Palestine and Arab hostility to it, British authorities came under fire from both sides. The Arab-Jewish conflict lasted for three years and resulted in the virtual prohibition of Jewish immigration into the region.
Photo: UPI/Corbis-Bettmann
Jewish-owned businesses and homes are set ablaze during an anti-Jewish riot in Minsk Mazowiecki, Poland, in June 1936. A sharp increase in antisemitic activity punctuated Polish-Jewish life in 1936. Pogroms, rallies, and an antisemitic legislative agenda exacerbated Polish-Jewish relations. Increased German economic and military strength convinced many Poles that the time had come to settle their differences with their troublesome Jewish minority. Jews comprised about ten percent of Poland's population.
Photo: Archives of Mechanical Documentation
 April 1936: French conservatives condemn French Socialist leader Léon Blum because of his Jewish ancestry and his strongly anti-Nazi orientation. A popular slogan at the time condemns the future French premier: "Better Hitler than Blum."
 April 15, 1936: Two Jews are murdered during an Arab general strike in Palestine in protest against Jewish immigration.
 April 19, 1936: Arabs kill nine Jews in Jaffa, Palestine.
 April 21, 1936: Arabs in the Palestine cities of Tel Aviv and Jaffa riot to protest Jewish immigration to Palestine.
1936: The Nazis
 pg. 104 
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