Past Events

Past EventsTuesday, March 1

Refugee and Survivors Stories

Anthony Grenville
Bob Moore
Ruth Deech

Tony Grenville is the author of the first history of the refugees who fled to Britain from German-speaking lands, from their arrival in the mid-thirties, to their eventual settlement. Bob Moore’s groundbreaking Survivors explores the strategies that enabled Jews to escape or hide from the Nazis, particularly in France, Belgium and Holland.

Anthony Grenville was born in 1944, the son of Viennese refugees. He co-edits the journal of the “Association of Jewish Refugees” and is a senior research fellow at Bristol.

Bob Moore is Professor of 20th Century European History at Sheffield University. His latest book is entitled: Survivors: Jewish Self Help and Rescue in Nazi-occupied Western Europe.

Baroness Ruth Deech is currently Gresham Professor of Law, specialising in reproductive law, medicine and ethics. Her father, Josef Fraenkel, fled Vienna from the Nazis in 1939.

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