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Ein privileg für wenige : die deutschsprachige migration nach Kanada im schatten des Nationalsozialismus

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Ein privileg für wenige : die deutschsprachige migration nach Kanada im schatten des Nationalsozialismus
Call No: RBSC 971.004924 P97p

Call NumberRBSC 971.004924 P97p
Sub-CollectionRare Books & Special Collections
Statement of ResponsibilityAnnette Puckhaber.
Creators & ContributorsPuckhaber, Annette (author)
Summary"Between 1933 and 1945 the right to asylum did not exist. The decisive factor for a successful escape from the National Socialism was finding a country offering refuge. Although Canada had a long history of immigration from German-speaking regions to look back on, it generally kept its doors closed to these refugees. This thesis focuses on the German-speaking refugees who did find refuge in Canada; some Jews, about 1000 Social Democrats from the Sudetenland and those refugees deported from Britain in 1940. Annette Puckhaber addresses the question of the circumstances under which they came and settled in Canada. Three biographical accounts illustrate the experience of the flight from a subjective viewpoint. As a contrast, the author discusses the reasons for the Canadian immigration policies which led to the admittance of the refugees: They extend from economical considerations to protection of its international reputation. In summary, for the refugees, acceptance into the country was a matter of survival. The government in Ottawa however considered immigration to Canadaregardless of its circumstancesas a privilege in itself: a privilege extended to the few." Author's translation of abstract (available at:
Physical Description 305 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Carrier Typevolume;online resource
LanguageGerman, German
Publisher[Trier] : [Universität Trier]
  • Thesis (Ph.D.)Universität Trier, 2000
  • Author's English translation of dissertation title: A privilege for few : German-speaking migration to Canada under the shadow of the National Socialism
RecognitionGifted by Paul Meyer
URL, Access the freely available full text from the University of Trier (Universität Trier). This online version is formatted differently from the hard copy available at the VHEC.
Location in CollectionRare Books & Special Collections