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Joanna Newman

Joanna Newman MBE is the Secretary General of the Association of Commonwealth Universities.  She was Vice-Principal and Vice-President at King’s College London, and is a trustee of the Council for At-Risk Academics (CARA).  She is a senior research fellow in History at King’s College London and an honorary research fellow at the University of Southampton specialising in the history of antisemitism, the Holocaust and Caribbean history.  Her most recent publication is Nearly the New World: The British West Indies and the Flight from Nazism, 1933-1945.
Journeys to Freedom
Two highly respected writers join Julia Neuberger to discuss the Jewish exodus from Europe before, during and after the war. In Nearly the New World: The British West Indies and The Flight from Nazism 1933-1945, Association of Commonwealth Universities secretary general Joanna Newman reveals the little-known story of Jewish refugees making their way to Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad. And in The People on the Beach journalist Rosie Whitehouse charts the 1946 journey of 1,000 ...