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Britainís attitude towards Academic Refugees

A talk concerning Pre-war and modern British attitudes to Academic refugees.

This talk will address the echoes and continuities - as well as the differences - between attitudes of Britain towards refugees academics in the 1930s and today and how little has changed, despite the intervening upheavals and transformations in the world. Jeremy Seabrook is the author of the second edition of ‘The Refuge and the Fortress: Britain and the Persecuted 1933-2013’ published in May 2013 to mark CARA’s 80th anniversary. The Refuge and the Fortress offers an updated account of academic refugees in Britain, including those who fled Nazi Germany, and through their testimonies, seeks to understand the qualities they bestowed on their adoptive country. It provides an honest portrayal of the encounters of people from other cultures with the characteristics of the British. Jeremy will be available for a book signing on the day.


Jeremy Seabrook | talks


Date and Time:

12 December 2013 at 1:00 am


1 hour



The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide
29 Russell Square
020 7636 7247

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