By Bob Moore (auth.)
My curiosity within the 'refugee query' of the Nineteen Thirties stemmed first and foremost from time spent as an undergraduate at Manchester college, an curiosity which has been multiplied, through a doctoral thesis, to the writing of this publication. In wri ting in regards to the German and Austrian refugees who fled to the Netherlands prior to the rustic was once occupied in might 1940, the most objective has been to re flip the 'refugee query' of the Nineteen Thirties into its pre-war context,a context from which it has usually been dragged to supply an advent to the occasions of the warfare interval and the regulations conducted by way of the Germans in oc cupied Europe. A research of the Netherlands offers the chance to examine refugees as an entire, not only as Jews, social democrats or communists, and in addition to ascertain the response and reaction of an ecu executive to what was once primarily a special challenge. I take nice excitement in recording my gratitude to the various those who have helped me during my paintings. To the Dutch Ministerie van On derwijs en Wetenschappen and the Twenty-Seven starting place for offers which enabled me to spend time within the Netherlands finishing the learn for this undertaking, and to the British Acadamy for his or her monetary tips with e-book charges. The study for this publication took me to many libraries and information in a few countries.