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Holocaust escapees and global development : hidden histories

Author: David Simon
Publisher: London, UK : Zed Books Ltd, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The thousands uprooted and displaced by the Holocaust had a profound cultural impact on the countries in which they sought refuge, with numerous Holocaust escapees attaining prominence as scientists, writers, filmmakers and artists. But what is less well known is the way in which this refugee diaspora shaped the scholarly culture of their new-found homes and international policy. In this unique work, David Simon  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Simon, David, 1957-
Holocaust escapees and global development.
London, UK : Zed, 2019
(OCoLC)1059514090
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Simon
ISBN: 9781786995131 1786995131 9781786995124 1786995123
OCLC Number: 1037029296
Description: xvii, 326 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Abbreviations and acronyms --
Acknowledgements --
To hell and back : for my grandparents : visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau, 2 March 1997 --
Introduction --
European childhoods, Nazi rule and escape --
Surviving the war in the UK --
Wartime tracks in Europe and North America --
Adult escapees : rebuilding lives, (re)shaping careers --
The younger generation : postwar education and careers in higher education --
The younger generation : international agency staff and influential consultants --
Conclusions : interpreting the mosaic --
Appendix : Biographical sketches of people excluded from the study by virtue of the threshold conditions.
Responsibility: David Simon.

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Recovers the pioneering achievements of the Holocaust refugees who helped to shape development studies in its formative years after the Second World War.  Read more...

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