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Jews and Other Foreigners: Manchester and the Rescue of the Victims of European Fascism, 1933-40

Bill Williams


Between 1933 and 1940, Manchester received between seven and eight thousand refugees from Fascist Europe. They included Jewish academics expelled from universities in Germany, Austria, Spain and Italy. Around two hundred were children from the Basque country of Spain evacuated to Britain on a temporary basis in 1937 as the fighting of the Spanish Civil War neared their home towns. Most were refugees fleeing Nazi persecution in Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia. As much as 95% of the refugees from Nazism were Jews threatened by the increasingly violent anti-Semitism of the Nazi regime. The re ... More

Keywords: Manchester, refugees, Fascist Europe, Jewish academics, Basque country, Spanish Civil War, Nazi persecution, anti-Semitism, liberal city, industrialists

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780719085499
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719085499.001.0001


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Bill Williams, author

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