The Black Book: The Britons on the Nazi Hitlist (Hardback)Sybil Oldfield (author)
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Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 763 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 39 mm
Oldfield's thoroughly researched and fascinating historical biography explores the lives of many of the 2,600 citizens who attracted Hitler's ire, ranging from high-profile entertainers and writers to those naturalised refugees who doggedly resisted the Nazis from afar * Observer *
Fascinating ... It is as though someone compiled an edition of the Dictionary of National Biography for the year 1940 with the qualification for each entry being that the Nazis hated them -- Robert Hutton * BBC History *
A veritable who's who of the people who tried to sound the alarm about the Nazi threat, fight fascism and assist the imperiled Jews of Germany and Austria ... From art historians to musicologists, political thinkers to scientists and classists, [Oldfield demonstrates] the wider contribution that the refugees from Nazism listed in the Black Book made to their adopted country -- Robert Philpot * The Times of Israel *
A fascinating book ... it serves as a timely reminder of the dangers of intolerance and the politics of hate * Daily Express *
A protean and wondrous document, a fascinating and formidable piece of scholarship, a combative testament to those whom Oldfield calls throughout "heroes of humanity" ... It is, above all, deeply human, and unabashedly focused on the spirit and the soul of the past as well as of the present -- Mika Provata-Carlone * Bookanista *
Revelatory ... not just a valuable historical document but also an apposite warning * Morning Star *
An outstandingly valuable piece of work ... [This is] a unique record of Britain as Hitler's target and what it escaped, thanks largely to the individuals and organisations so lucidly and painstakingly described here -- Nicolas Jacobs * Camden New Journal *
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