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All of the documents through 1938 that survive among Gould’s papers give his surname as “Gold”, but beginning at least as early as June 1939 the family name was almost always printed “Gould” in newspapers, programmes, and other sources… Xenophobia … Continue reading

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There is another quotation which often surfaces when William’s anti-Semitism comes up for discussion. On 15 August 1927 William wrote to his American childhood friend Poultney Bigelow. “Press,” he said, “Jews and mosquitoes… are a nuisance that humanity must get … Continue reading

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