By Gisela Holfter,Horst Dickel
The monograph offers the 1st entire, special 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 became out in eire and afterwards. due to unparalleled entry to millions of documents of the Irish division of Justice (all nonetheless formally closed) in addition to wide archive examine in eire, Germany, England, Austria in addition to the USA and various interviews it really is attainable for the 1st time to offer a virtually whole evaluation of the way many folks got here, how they contributed to eire, how this suits in with the background of migration to eire and what will be discovered from it.
While Exile stories are a well-developed examine zone and feature benefited from the paintings of analysis centres and records in Germany, Austria, nice Britain and the united states (Frankfurt/M, Leipzig, Hamburg, Berlin, Innsbruck, Graz, Vienna, London and SUNY Albany and the Leo Baeck Institutes), eire was once lengthy missed during this regard. rather than the standard narrative of "no one was once enable in" or "only a handful got here to eire" the authors pointed out greater than three hundred refugees via interviews and in depth learn in Irish, German and Austrian data. German-speaking exiles have been the 1st major workforce of immigrants that got here to the younger Irish unfastened nation from 1933 onwards they usually had a substantial influence on educational, commercial and spiritual advancements in Ireland.
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An Irish Sanctuary: German-speaking Refugees in Ireland 1933–1945 by Gisela Holfter,Horst Dickel