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Refugees in an age of genocide : global, national and local perspectives during the twentieth century

Author: Tony Kushiner; Katharine Knox
Publisher: London : Fran Cass, 1999
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Foreword by; Sir Herman Ouseley, Commission for Racial Equality

INTRODUCTION: Refugees, Place and Memory

World history, local studies and the refugee

Localities and the refugees

International change and the "refugee crisis"

Defining refugees and common trends in twentieth-century movements

PART 1: THE CLOSING OF ASYLUM, 1900-1932

1. Refugees in the age of Mass Immigration: From the Late Nineteenth

Century to the First World War

The origins of the Jewish refugee movement

The growth of anti-alienism in Britain and beyond

Refugees and local society

2. Refugees and the First World War

Anti-alienism in the First World War

The arrival of Belgian refugee's

The local impact of Belgian refugees

The memory and significance of the Belgian refugees

3. Triumphant Anti-Alienism: The Absence of Asylum, 1919-1932

The absence of Armenian refugees in Britain

The background to Atlantic Park Hostel

The establishment of Atlantic Park Hostel in the context of international

Atlantic Park and British Jewishpolitics

Life in Atlantic Park. Hostel and the local impact

PART 2: THE FASCIST ERA, 1933-1945

4. Refugees from the Spanish Civil War

The rise of fascism and the Spanish Civil War

Support for the Republicans and assistance to the refugees

The arrival of the children and life in the camps

Responses to the refugees

The legacy of the Basque refugees

5. Refugees from Nazism, 1933-1939

Introduction: The meaning of asylum during the 1930s

Patterns of refugee movement, 1933-1937

The Anschluss and Austrian Jewry

Local responses in Britain to the Jewish plight

The Refugee Children's Movement

Domestic service and nursing

Conclusion: Place and identity

6. Refugees, the Second World War and the Holocaust

War, internment and after

War refugees and local memory

The Holocaust and local place

The end of mass rescue

The destruction of Polish Jewry

Local knowledge of the "Final Solution"

The final stages of the Holocaust

Survivors and the local world

PART 3: REFUGEES FROM THE COLD WAR

7. Polish Refugees: Assistance to Wartime Heroes

The Polish background and settlement in Britain

The transition to life in Britain

Life in the camps and employment in Britain

Local and national responses to the Poles

The aftermath of the Polish settlement

8. Refugees from Hungary: Anti-Communist Fervour Takes Hold

The Hungarian refugee movement

Responses to the Hungarian refugees

Hampshire and the refugees

PART 4: GOVERNMENT ENFORCED DISPERSAL DURING THE 1970s AND 1980s

9. Ugandan Asian Exiles: The Colonial Connection

The background to the Ugandan Asian crisis

Responses to the Ugandan Asian refugees

10. Refugees from Chile: A Gesture of International Solidarity

The settlement of Chilean refugees

British reception of the Chileans

The Chileans' experience of settlement

11. Refugees from Indo-China: A Media-Driven Resettlement Scheme?

The flight from persecution

The lives of Vietnamese refugees in Britain

The reception camps and beyond

Popular responses to the Vietnamese

PART 5: WORLD ASYLUM SEEKERS AT THE END OF THE CENTURY: CLOSING THE DOORS

12. The Kurds: A Moment of Humanity in an Era of Restriction?

Responding to the Kurdish refugees at a local level

13. Refugees from Former Vugoslavia: The Last "Programme" Refugees?

The collapse of Yugoslavia

British responses to the crisis

The former Yugoslavs in Britain

14. Refugees from the Former Zaire: The Context of Colour

The Zairean refugee movement

The use of detention and the assault on asylum

Responses to Zaireans in Britain

Local responses and Zairean refugees in Hampshire

Conclusion: The future of asylum

CONCLUSION: Asylum, Refugees and "Home"

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Kushiner; Katharine Knox
ISBN: 0714647837 9780714647838
OCLC Number: 473949863
Description: xxxvii, 505 p.
Contents: Introduction - refugees, place and memory. Part 1 The closing of asylum 1900-1932: refugees in the age of mass immigration - from the late 19th century to World War I; refugees and World War I; triumphant anti-alienism - the absence of asylum 1919-1932. Part 2 The Fascist era, 1933-1945: refugees from the Spanish Civil War; refugees from Nazism, 1933-1939; refugees, World War II and the Holocaust. Part 3 refugees from the Cold War: Polish refugees - assistance to wartime heroes; refugees from Hungary - anti-communist fervour takes hold. Part 4 Government-enforced dispersal during the 1970s and 1980s: Ugandan Asian exiles - the colonial connection; refugees from Chile - a gesture of international solidarity; refugees from Indo-China - a media-driven resettlement scheme? Part 5 World asylum seekers at the end of the century - closing the doors: the Kurds - a moment of humanity in an era of restriction?; refugees from former Yugoslavia - the last "programme" refugees?; refugees from the former Zaire - the context of colour. Conclusion: asylum, refugees and "home".
Responsibility: Tony Kushiner and Katharine Knox
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