By Gisela Holfter,Horst Dickel
The monograph presents the 1st accomplished, certain 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 hundreds of thousands of documents of the Irish division of Justice (all nonetheless formally closed) in addition to broad archive study in eire, Germany, England, Austria in addition to the united states and various interviews it really is attainable for the 1st time to provide a nearly whole assessment of ways many of us got here, how they contributed to eire, how this matches in with the heritage of migration to eire and what could be discovered from it.
While Exile reviews are a well-developed learn region and feature benefited from the paintings of study 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 used to be lengthy missed 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 records. German-speaking exiles have been the 1st major staff of immigrants that got here to the younger Irish unfastened kingdom from 1933 onwards they usually had a substantial effect on educational, business and spiritual advancements in Ireland.
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An Irish Sanctuary: German-speaking Refugees in Ireland 1933–1945 by Gisela Holfter,Horst Dickel