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A matter of intelligenceMI5 and the surveillance of anti-Nazi refugees, 1933-50$
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Charmian Brinson and Richard Dove

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780719090790

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719090790.001.0001

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Friends in need: British supporters of the refugees

Friends in need: British supporters of the refugees

(p.173) 16 Friends in need: British supporters of the refugees
A matter of intelligence

Charmian Brinson

Richard Dove

Manchester University Press

This chapter investigates the high level of support received by German-speaking refugees from relief organisations, such as the Jewish Refugees Committee and the Quakers, as well as from British cultural organisations like International PEN, Artists International Association (AIA) and so on, as well as the help they received from prominent individuals, such as George Bell, Bishop of Chichester, the journalist Wickham Steed, the Labour MP, D.N Pritt, the author Storm Jameson and many others. Some of these British friends and supporters also came under surveillance as a result of their links to refugees; it is known, for example, that MI5 kept files on a number of MPs who supported the refugees. In particular, the Security Service was nervous about possible collaboration between British and foreign Communists, even after the Soviet Union had become a war ally in June 1941.

Keywords:   Relief organisations, Surveillance, Bishop of Chichester, Wickham Steed, PEN, AIA

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