You are invited to a talk by Dr. Gisela Holfter – “Refugees in Ireland 1933-1945” on Sunday 29th Nov. 3.00 p.m. at the Irish Jewish Museum.
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.
At The Irish Jewish Museum, 3 Walworth Road, Dublin 8.
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