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Please note that this course has started and enrolment is no longer possible.

The current refugee crisis is, sadly, nothing new. This course examines the flight of Jewish refugees from Nazism who came to Britain in the 1930s and 40s. We will examine the causes of the crisis and what Britain did and did not do to help. Weekly topics will include subjects such as the Kindertransport of Jewish children to Britain; refugee organisations and their work; the methods of helping Jewish adults reach the UK; case studies of the arrival of both prominent and ordinary Jews to the UK; and the internment of Jews as ‘enemy aliens’ in the Isle of Man.

This course is sponsored by The Association of Jewish Refugees:


Course dates

25 Oct 2018 to 09 Dec 2018

Course duration

7 weeks. This course is completed entirely online.

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