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Jewish Historical Studies


Transactions of the Jewish Historical Society of England


Volume 51, 2019


Edited by Michael Berkowitz





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Introduction: Breadth and depth in the history of Kindertransport and beyond

Michael Berkowitz


Kindertransport Symposium Papers


Archives and the Kindertransport: new discoveries and their impact on research

Jennifer Craig-Norton


The Kindertransport from Vienna: the children who came and those left behind

Paul Weindling


The experiences of Kindertransportees and their parents: evidence from the archives of the Wiener Holocaust Library

Annabel Cohen & Barbara Warnock


The politics of compassion: the Refugee Children’s Movement and caring for the Kinder

Rose Holmes


From “unwanted Jew” to “a brighter professional future”: Kinder girls and the nursing profession in wartime Britain

Jane Brooks


Modelling bridges between past and current issues of forced migration: Frank Meisler’s memorial sculpture Kindertransport – The Arrival

Marie-Catherine Allard


The resilience of the refugee: how Kindertransport memoirs complicate understandings of “resilience”

Stephanie Homer


Exploring the integration of child refugees into the United Kingdom: the case of the Kindertransport

Ujjwal Krishna, Jody Harris, & Rebecca Mitchell


The dominance of the national: on the susceptibility of Holocaust memory

Bill Niven & Amy Williams


What the Kindertransportees tell us about the acquisition of English

Eva-Maria Thüne


The Dudley Refugee Committee and the Kindertransport, 1938-45

Richard A. Hawkins


Wyberlye Ladies Convalescent Home, Burgess Hill

Lesley Urbach


The emergence of the Kindertransport in Prague: the Barbican Mission to the Jews, a unique endeavour

Nurit Grossman


“All the leaves have lost their trees”: the Kindertransport as an experience of uprooting in the poetry of Gerda Mayer

Angharad Mountford


“My Mother”: Karen Gershon’s mother and daughters in her poems

Anita Barmettler


Witnessed Improvised Diaspora Journey Enactments: an experiential method for exploring refugee history

Jon Blend & Roz Carroll


Rescued twice: the French Kindertransport

Lilly Maier


American child welfare and the Wagner-Rogers Bill of 1939

Catherine Rymph


Was there a Jewish presence in medieval Ireland?

Anna Matheson




Irish Questions and Jewish Questions: Crossovers in Culture edited by Aidan Beatty and Dan O’Brien

Colum Kenny


Hebrew and Hebrew-Latin Documents from Medieval England: A Diplomatic and Palaeographic Study by Judith Olszowy-Schlanger

Sacha Stern


Perlzweig: Pioneer of British Zionism by Maurice L. Perlzweig, edited by David Caute

Geoffrey Alderman


Britain’s Pacification of Palestine: The British Army, the Colonial State, and the Arab Revolt of 1936-1939 by Matthew Hughes

Colin Shindler


The Federation of Synagogues: A New History by Geoffrey Alderman

Anne J. Kershen


Fighting on All Fronts: John Rothenstein in the Art World by Adrian Clark

Samantha Baskind


People in a Magazine: The Selected Letters of S. N. Behrman and his Editors at The New Yorker edited by Joseph Goodrich, introduction by Thomas Vinciguerra

Kent P. Ljungquist


Jews, Cinema, and Public Life in Interwar Britain by Gil Toffell

Art Simon


The Exit Visa: A Family’s Flight from Nazi Europe by Sheila Rosenberg

Joachim Schlör


Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs edited by Donald Albrecht and Sean Corcoran

Nathan Abrams


Battling Editor: The Albany Years by Harry Rosenfeld

Laurel Leff


Review Essay


“The word ‘Jew’ has several meanings in relation to commerce, but almost all negative”: on the evolution of a projection

Lars Fischer



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