By Bob Moore (auth.)
My curiosity within the 'refugee query' of the Nineteen Thirties stemmed first and foremost from time spent as an undergraduate at Manchester college, an curiosity which has been increased, through a doctoral thesis, to the writing of this ebook. In wri ting concerning the German and Austrian refugees who fled to the Netherlands ahead of the rustic used to be occupied in may possibly 1940, the most goal has been to re flip the 'refugee query' of the Thirties into its pre-war context,a context from which it has usually been dragged to supply an creation to the occasions of the struggle interval and the guidelines performed by way of the Germans in oc cupied Europe. A learn of the Netherlands offers the chance to examine refugees as a complete, not only as Jews, social democrats or communists, and likewise to envision the response and reaction of an eu govt to what used to be basically a different challenge. I take nice excitement in recording my gratitude to the various those that have helped me during my paintings. To the Dutch Ministerie van On derwijs en Wetenschappen and the Twenty-Seven starting place for gives you which enabled me to spend time within the Netherlands finishing the examine for this venture, and to the British Acadamy for his or her monetary information with book expenditures. The study for this publication took me to many libraries and files in a couple of countries.