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The Hitler emigrés : the cultural impact on Britain of refugees from Nazism

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The Hitler emigrés : the cultural impact on Britain of refugees from Nazism
Call No: 940.53159 S674 2002

Call Number940.53159 S674 2002
Dates2002; ©2002
Statement of ResponsibilityDaniel Snowman.
Creators & ContributorsSnowman, Daniel (author)
Summary"The Hitler Emigrés is the story of those Central Europeans, many of them Jewish, who escaped the shadow of Nazism, found refuge in Britain and made a lasting mark on the nation's intellectual and cultural life. The book features colourful portraits of some of Britain's most celebrated artists, architects, musicians, choreographers, film makers, historians, philosophers, scientists, writers, broadcasters and publishers—all woven into the wider context of British cultural history from the 1930s to the present." —Publisher
ContentsPart One. The Culture They Carried
  1. More German than the Germans
  2. Scenes from Childhood
  3. Dawn and Dusk
Part Two. Where They Carried It To
  1. Ars Britannica (or: No Modernism Please—We're English!)
  2. Early Arrivals
  3. Leaving Home
  4. In a Strange Land
Part Three. Culture at War
  1. The Commissars Close Ranks
  2. By the Waters of Isis and Cam
  3. The Freedom of the Foreigner
  4. 'Somewhere in England'
Part Four. Culture at Peace
  1. Three Wise Men
  2. The Wolf Gang
  3. Bruised Veterans of the Totalitarian Age
  4. Making Contact
Part Five. Towards a New Synthesis
  1. Metropolitan and Micropolitan
  2. The Angry, the Radical and the Modern
  3. Media and Messengers
  4. Diminishing Returns
Part Six. Culture Concluded
  1. History Resurgent
  2. Messianic Agnostics
  3. Culture Concluded
Physical Description xxiii, 466 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherLondon : Chatto & Windus
NotesIncludes bibliographical references (pages 420–440) and index