Drawing on a wide range documentary and oral sources, including interviews with refugees, this book explores the responses in Manchester to those threatened by the rise of Fascism in Europe. By exploring the responses of particular segments of Manchester society, from Jewish communal organisations and the Zionist movement to the Christian churches, pacifist organisations and private charities, it offers a critical analysis of the factors which facilitated and limited the work of rescue and their effect on the lives of the seven or eight thousand refugees - Spanish, Italian, German, Austrian and Czech - who arrived in Manchester between 1933 and 1940.
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 794 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 41 mm
The distinctiveness of this work is indisputable and it sets the standard for a new kind of micro-historical approach to the subject.
Jennifer Craig-Norton, Reviews in History, 01/03/2012
The book is distinguished by the exemplary thoroughness of its research. Williams displays a remarkable knowledge of Manchester Jewry, its communal institutions and organisations, its personalities, places of worship and, not least, internal divisions. -- .