By Gisela Holfter,Horst Dickel
The monograph presents the 1st complete, specified 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 vast archive learn in eire, Germany, England, Austria in addition to the U.S. and diverse interviews it's attainable for the 1st time to offer a nearly whole evaluate of ways many of us got here, how they contributed to eire, how this matches in with the background of migration to eire and what will be realized from it.
While Exile reports are a well-developed examine quarter and feature benefited from the paintings of analysis centres and data 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 ignored during this regard. rather than the standard narrative of "no one was once allow in" or "only a handful got here to eire" the authors pointed out greater than three hundred refugees via interviews and extensive examine in Irish, German and Austrian files. German-speaking exiles have been the 1st major crew of immigrants that got here to the younger Irish unfastened kingdom from 1933 onwards they usually had a substantial impression on educational, commercial 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