German-Speaking Exiles in Ireland, 1933-1945 by Gisela Holfter

By Gisela Holfter

German-speaking Exiles in eire 1933-1945 is a pioneering research of the effect the German-speaking exiles of the Hitler years had on eire because the first huge crew of immigrants within the nation within the 20th century. It consequently provides a huge but hitherto almost unknown Irish size to foreign exile experiences. After delivering an summary of the subject and an research of present advancements in exile stories the quantity devotes chapters to Jewish refugees and one other to the significant variety of Austrian exiles, investigates the connection among Irish executive coverage and public opinion, and explores the issues of identification confronted through such a lot of in exile. It then specializes in a few eminent refugees - Erwin Schrodinger, Ludwig Bieler, Robert Weil, Ernst Scheyer, and Hans Sachs - earlier than concluding with own debts through Ruth Braunizer (the daughter of Erwin Schrodinger, excerpts from whose diaries are released the following for the 1st time), Monica Schefold (the daughter of John Hennig), and Eva Gross. The fourteen individuals to the quantity are Wolfgang Benz, Ruth Braunizer, John Cooke, Horst Dickel, Eva Gross, Gisela Holfter, Dermot Keogh, Wolfgang Muchitsch, Siobhan O'Connor, Hermann Rasche, Monica Schefold, Birte Schulz, Raphael V. Siev, and Colin Walker.

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German-Speaking Exiles in Ireland, 1933-1945

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18 Ursula Langkau-Alex, Thomas M. , Campus: Frankfurt, New York, 1996, p. 158. 19 Das Demokratische Deutschland. Grundsätze und Richtlinien für den deutschen Wiederaufbau im demokratischen, republikanischen, föderalistischen und genossenschaftlichen Sinne. J. G. Ritzel, Haupt: Berlin, 1945. 20 Albert Grzesinski, Im Kampf um die deutsche Republik. Erinnerungen eines Sozialdemokraten, edited by Eberhard Kolb, Oldenbourg: Munich, 2001. 21 Aufbau, 26 February 2004. ), Internationales Symposium zur Erforschung des deutschsprachigen Exils nach 1933, Tyska Institutionen: Stockholm, 1972.

63 In another case, the Department of Justice temporised over granting a visa to an analytical chemist from Vienna; Dr. Bacher was a Jew whose family wealth was confiscated after the ‘Anschluss’. But they still had enough means outside the country to ensure his self-sufficiency.

We cannot discuss Irish alien and refugee policy as if it existed in a static context. The growth of anti-Semitism in continental Europe and the spread of the German sphere of influence multiplied the demand from abroad for refuge in Ireland. Shortly after the Evian Conference the Governing Body of University College Dublin (UCD) sought permission in August 1938 for twelve Austrian students to study at the college following a request from Catholic sources in Austria. The Department of Justice wrote to the President of UCD, Denis J.

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