Children s Exodus

Author: Vera K. Fast
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781848855373
Release Date: 2011
Genre: History

Based on interviews, journals, and articles, offers an in-depth look at the people and politics behind the rescue of nearly 10,000 Jewish children from Nazi-occupied territories to Great Britain, as well as the postwar aftermath and attempts to reunite fragments of the Jewish community.

Never Look Back

Author: Judith Tydor Baumel-Schwartz
Publisher: Purdue University Press
ISBN: 9781557536129
Release Date: 2012
Genre: History

Between December 1938 and September 1939, nearly ten thousand refugee children from Central Europe, mostly Jewish, found refuge from Nazism in Great Britain. This was known as the Kindertransport movement, in which the children entered as "transmigrants," planning to return to Europe once the Nazis lost power. In practice, most of the kinder, as they called themselves, remained in Britain, eventually becoming citizens. This book charts the history of the Kindertransport movement, focusing on the dynamics that developed between the British government, the child refugee organizations, the Jewish community in Great Britain, the general British population, and the refugee children.After an analysis of the decision to allow the children entry and the machinery of rescue established to facilitate its implementation, the book follows the young refugees from their European homes to their resettlement in Britain either with foster families or in refugee hostels. Evacuated from the cities with hundreds of thousands of British children, they soon found themselves in the countryside with new foster families, who often had no idea how to deal with refugee children barely able to understand English.Members of particular refugee children's groups receive special attention: participants in the Youth Aliyah movement, who immigrated to the United States during the war to reunite with their families; those designated as "Friendly Enemy Aliens" at the war's outbreak, who were later deported to Australia and Canada; and Orthodox refugee children, who faced unique challenges attempting to maintain religious observance when placed with Gentile foster families who at times even attempted to convert them. Based on archival sources and follow-up interviews with refugee children both forty and seventy years after their flight to Britain, this book gives a unique perspective into the political, bureaucratic, and human aspects of the Kindertransport scheme prior to and during World War II.

Remembering Refugees

Author: Tony Kushner
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 0719068827
Release Date: 2007-01-15
Genre: History

Refugee crises are one of the gravest problems facing the modern world. This book explores the paradox of why countries such as Britain pride themselves on their past treatment of refugees yet are suspicious and hostile towards asylum seekers trying to gain entry. It explores the contemporary treatment and representation of refugees ranging from the Huguenots in the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries through to the many groups that have gained entry more recently. Was the treatment of refugees such as Jews escaping Tsarist and later Nazi persecution as welcoming as politicians and others now make out? Why have some groups been remembered positively, while others have been forgotten?

GERTRUDE STEIN Ultimate Collection Novels Short Stories Poetry Plays Memoirs Essays

Author: Gertrude Stein
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 9788026867906
Release Date: 2016-08-17
Genre: Fiction

This carefully crafted ebook: “GERTRUDE STEIN Ultimate Collection: Novels, Short Stories, Poetry, Plays, Memoirs & Essays” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Introduction A Message from Gertrude Stein Novels Three Lives The Making of Americans Poems, Stories & Plays Tender Buttons Objects Food Rooms Matisse, Picasso and Gertrude Stein A Long Gay Book Many Many Women G.M.P. Geography and Plays Susie Asado Ada Miss Furr and Miss Skeene A Collection France Americans Italians A Sweet Tail The History of Belmonte In the Grass England Mallorcan Stories Scenes The King or Something Publishers, the Portrait Gallery, and the Manuscripts of the British Museum Roche Braque Portrait of Prince B. D. Mrs. Whitehead Portrait of Constance Fletcher A Poem about Walberg Johnny Grey A Portrait of F. B. Sacred Emily IIIIIIIIII One (Van Vechten) One (Harry Phelan Gibb) A Curtain Raiser Ladies Voices What Happened White Wines Do Let Us Go Away For the Country Entirely Turkey Bones and Eating and We Liked It Every Afternoon Captain Walter Arnold Please Do Not Suffer He Said It Counting Her Dresses I Like It to Be a Play Not Sightly Bonne Annee Mexico A Family of Perhaps Three Advertisements Pink Melon Joy If You Had Three Husbands Work Again Tourty or Tourtebattre Next Land of Nations Accents in Alsace The Psychology of Nations or What Are You Looking At Four Saints in Three Acts Memoirs The Winner Loses The Americans are Coming Reflections on the Atom Bomb Biographies The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas Picasso Portraits of Painters Gertrude Stein (1874-1946) was an American novelist, poet, playwright and art collector, best known for Three Lives, The Making of Americans and Tender Buttons. Stein moved to Paris in 1903, and made France her home for the remainder of her life. Picasso and Cubism were an important influence on Stein's writing. Her works are compared to James Joyce's Ulysses and to Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time.

Die Zeit der Wunder

Author: Anne-Laure Bondoux
Publisher: CARLSEN Verlag
ISBN: 9783646920918
Release Date: 2011-03-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

"An dem Tag, als die Zollbeamten mich hinten im Lastwagen fanden, war ich zwölf Jahre alt. Ich roch so schlecht wie Abdelmaliks Müllhäuschen. Obwohl Monsieur Ha sich alle Mühe gegeben hatte, den offiziellen Stempel auf dem Foto in meinem Pass wiederherzustellen, glaubten die Zollbeamten nicht, dass ich ein echter kleiner Franzose war. Ich hätte ihnen gerne alles erklärt, aber dafür war mein Französisch zu schlecht. Also zogen sie mich am Kragen meines Pullovers aus dem Lastwagen und nahmen mich mit. So endete meine Kindheit: plötzlich und unerwartet, an der Autobahn A4, als mir klar wurde, dass ich allein im Land der Menschenrechte würde zurechtkommen müssen." Die Geschichte des Jungen Koumaïl, der aus den Kriegswirren des Kaukasus bis nach Frankreich flieht und nie den Mut und den Glauben an das Glück verliert. Und ein Buch darüber, wie weit Träume tragen.

Der lange Weg zum Wasser

Author: Linda Sue Park
Publisher: arsEdition
ISBN: 9783845815541
Release Date: 2016-01-12
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Nyas Aufgabe ist es, für ihre Familie Wasser bei der Wasserstelle zu holen. Sie läuft dafür acht Stunden. Jeden Tag. Salva flieht aus seinem vom Krieg zerstörten Dorf. Er läuft quer durch Afrika, auf der Suche nach einem sicheren Ort, an dem er bleiben kann, und nach seiner verschollenen Familie. Zwei fesselnde Stimmen erzählen von Not und Vertreibung – aber auch von Hoffnung und Zukunft in einer Welt, in der sich unerwartete Chancen für die auftun, die nicht aufhören, an das Gute zu glauben. Der Roman basiert auf einer wahren Geschichte.

Hmong Refugees in the New World

Author: Christopher Thao Vang
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9781476662169
Release Date: 2016-01-20
Genre: Social Science

Almost no one in the West had heard of the Hmong before National Geographic ran a cover story on the Southeast Asian ethnic group that had allied with the United States in the Vietnam War, and few knew of them before their arrival in the U.S. and other Western nations in 1975. Originating in China centuries ago, they have been known by various names--Miao, Meo, Miaozi, Meng or San Miao--some of them derogatory. The Hmong in the West are war-displaced refugees from China and Laos, though they have been misidentified as belonging to other ethnic groups. This mislabeling has caused confusion about the Hmong and their history. This book details the history of the Hmong and their journey from Eastern to Western countries, providing a clear understanding of an immigrant culture little understood by the American public.

Refugees from Slavery

Author: Benjamin Drew
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486170480
Release Date: 2012-11-13
Genre: Social Science

A soul-stirring account of the abuses suffered by refugees from Southern slave states as well as fresh insights into the workings of the plantation system.

Jumping to Heaven

Author: Katherine Goode
Publisher: Wakefield Press
ISBN: 1862544271
Release Date: 1997-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Presents ten short stories based on the experiences of refugee children who have come to Australia from such places as Cambodia, Sarajevo, and El Salvador.

Ben Ami Shillony Collected Writings

Author: Ben-Ami Shillony
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134252305
Release Date: 2013-06-17
Genre: Social Science

This volume of the Collected Writings of Modern Western Scholars on Japan brings together the work of Ben-Ami Shillony on modern history, crisis and culture, Japan and the Jews.

Eine L ge ist nicht genug

Author: Alan Gratz
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 9783838708607
Release Date: 2011-03-17
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Das Leben endet tödlich, auch für reiche Industrielle. Das Leben geht weiter, auch für die Witwe des Firmenchefs der Papierfabrik. Das Leben ist ein abgekartetes Spiel, findet Hamilton, den die Hochzeit seiner Mutter mit dem Bruder seines Vaters anwidert. Das Leben auf dem Planeten ist in Gefahr, findet die Umweltaktivistin Olivia, wenn niemand etwas dagegen unternimmt, dass die Abwässer der Papierfabrik weiterhin den Copenhagen River verseuchen. Das Leben will gelebt werden, rät Horatio seinem Freund Hamilton. Es ist was faul in dieser US-amerikanischen Kleinstadt, deren Einwohner von der Papierfabrik Elsinore Papers abhängig sind. Die vermeintliche Alternative ”Arbeitsplatzabbau oder Ökologie“ stimmt nicht mehr. Auf Dauer wird das Unternehmen nur überleben können, wenn es umweltverträglich produziert. Und auf Dauer wird das Leben nur dann wieder lebenswert, wenn sich eine böse große Frage beantworten lässt: Ist der alte Firmenchef Rex Prince ermordet worden, und wenn ja, wer steckt dahinter?

Refugee Boy

Author: Benjamin Zephaniah
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781408825402
Release Date: 2011-07-04
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Alem is on holiday with his father for a few days in London. He has never been out of Ethiopia before and is very excited. They have a great few days togther until one morning when Alem wakes up in the bed and breakfast they are staying at to find the unthinkable. His father has left him. It is only when the owner of the bed and breakfast hands him a letter that Alem is given an explanation. Alem's father admits that because of the political problems in Ethiopia both he and Alem's mother felt Alem would be safer in London - even though it is breaking their hearts to do this. Alem is now on his own, in the hands of the social services and the Refugee Council. He lives from letter to letter, waiting to hear from his father, and in particular about his mother, who has now gone missing... A powerful, gripping new novel from the popular Benjamin Zephaniah

Children of Palestine

Author: Dawn Chatty
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 1845451201
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Political Science

"Although the topic of travel and travel writing by Chinese and Japanese writers has recently begun to attract more interest among scholars in the West, it remains largely virgin terrain with vast tracts awaiting scholarly examination. This book offers insights into how East Asians traveled in the early modern and modern periods, what they looked for, what they felt comfortable finding, and the ways in which they wrote up their impressions of these experiences."--Page 4 of cover.