“Refugees in Ireland 1933-1945” – Sunday 29th Nov

You are invited to a talk by Dr. Gisela Holfter 
“Refugees in Ireland 1933-1945 ” 

Sunday 29th Nov.  3.00 p.m. at the Irish Jewish Museum

 

Ireland was no substantial haven for the many desperate people fleeing Hitler. But who did come? How long did they stay? What was their previous life? How did Irish policy develop? How did their lives in Ireland turn out (if they did stay)? Who helped? Some of the answers might surprise .

Dr Gisela Holfter is Senior Lecturer in German and co-founder and Joint Director of the Centre for Irish-German Studies at the University of Limerick. She studied in Cologne, Cambridge and St.Louis, and worked as an Assistant Teacher in Belfast and as a Lektor at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand, before coming to Limerick in 1996. She is Course Director of the recently established one year MA in Irish-German Studies at the University of Limerick. One of her main research areas is Ireland as a destination for German-speaking refugees 1933-1945. In that context she has published two edited volumes (German-speaking exiles in Ireland 1933-45, German Monitor Series, Amsterdam/Atlanta: Rodopi 2006 and The Irish Context of ’Kristallnacht‘: Refugees and Helpers, Irish-German Studies, vol 8, Trier: WVT 2014) as well as articles on a number of Jewish academics who came to Ireland in the late 1930s, such as Ernst Lewy, Ernst Scheyer and Ludwig Hopf.

The Irish Jewish Museum 3, Walworth Road, (Sth.C.Rd.) Dublin 8

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