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Online Event: Passion, Frustration and Bureaucracy: British Voluntary Efforts for Refugees from Nazism

June 21, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

To mark the launch of a new travelling exhibition, Mapping Memories: Jewish Refugees to Britain, 1933-1945.

In this online event, Becky Taylor will draw from her recent book, Refugees in Twentieth-Century Britain. A History (Cambridge, 2021), to explore the enormous efforts made by voluntary organisations to bring refugees from Nazism to Britain. In the process, she will show the role, not only of passion but of self-interest, frustration and bureaucracy in the desperate efforts to bring refugees to safety before the outbreak of the Second World War.

Due to the planned rail strike, this will now be an online only event. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

About the speaker

Becky Taylor is Professor of Modern History at the University of East Anglia. She specialises in the histories of minority and marginalised populations – including refugees, Gypsies and Travellers and the stigmatised poor – and their relationship with the state.

Event guidelines:

1. The Library will send you a Zoom link and joining instructions via email prior to the event. Please check your junk email folders.

2. Please try and join 5 minutes before the event start time and we will let you into the room (do try and bear with us if this takes a few minutes).

3. If you would like to ask a question during the event, please type your question into the chat function, and we will endeavour to answer as many questions as possible during the Q&A. Your webcam will not be seen during this event.

4. The event will be recorded for the Library’s YouTube channel and will be shared at a later date.

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June 21, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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The Wiener Holocaust Library
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