Launch of 'Nearly the New World: The British West Indies and the Flight from Nazism, 1933-1945' by Joanna Newman

Launch of 'Nearly the New World: The British West Indies and the Flight from Nazism, 1933-1945' by Joanna Newman
Date
5 February 2020, 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Type
Other Events
Venue
Woburn Suite, G22/26, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Description

Blurb: A special panel discussion to launch  'Nearly the New World: The British West Indies and the Flight from Nazism, 1933-1945', a new book by Joanna Newman, the Secretary General of the Association of Commonwealth Universities. The book tells the story of the European Jews who fled Nazi persecution and sought refuge in the West Indies from the 1930s through to the end of the Second World War. Drawing on letters, memoirs and interviews, it highlights the xenophobia and bureaucratic obstructions they faced and the hardships they were forced to endure. Speakers will include Trevor Phillips, the writer and broadcaster, and former Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission.


Contact

Olga Jimenez
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