Oswald Mosley, Antisemite

The leader of the British Union of Fascists, attempted to portray himself as a reluctant antisemite, a narrative many historians have bought into. But such a reading is wrong. Opposition to Jews was at the very core of the would-be dictator’s ideology.

Mosley takes the salute of women members of the Blackshirts, Hyde Park, September 9th, 1934Sir Oswald Mosley, leader of the interwar British Union of Fascists (BUF), remains perhaps the most notorious figure in modern British history, remembered for his failed attempts to introduce to Britain a political movement explicitly inspired by the creeds of Mussolini and Hitler.

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