By Gisela Holfter,Horst Dickel
The monograph presents the 1st entire, distinct account of German-speaking refugees in eire 1933-1945 - the place they got here from, immigration coverage in the direction of them and the way their lives grew to become out in eire and afterwards. due to remarkable entry to millions of records of the Irish division of Justice (all nonetheless formally closed) in addition to wide archive learn in eire, Germany, England, Austria in addition to the USA and diverse interviews it truly is attainable for the 1st time to provide a virtually entire review of the way many of us got here, how they contributed to eire, how this suits in with the background of migration to eire and what should be realized from it.
While Exile experiences are a well-developed study sector and feature benefited from the paintings of study centres and files in Germany, Austria, nice Britain and america (Frankfurt/M, Leipzig, Hamburg, Berlin, Innsbruck, Graz, Vienna, London and SUNY Albany and the Leo Baeck Institutes), eire was once lengthy overlooked during this regard. rather than the standard narrative of "no one used to be allow in" or "only a handful got here to eire" the authors pointed out greater than three hundred refugees via interviews and extensive learn in Irish, German and Austrian documents. German-speaking exiles have been the 1st major crew of immigrants that got here to the younger Irish unfastened country from 1933 onwards they usually had a substantial impression on educational, business and non secular advancements in Ireland.
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An Irish Sanctuary: German-speaking Refugees in Ireland 1933–1945 by Gisela Holfter,Horst Dickel