Fleeing from the Fuhrer

Fleeing from the Fuhrer : A Postal History of Refugees from the Nazis

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The Jewish flight from Nazi Germany was one of the largest diasporas the world has ever seen. It sparked an international refugee crisis that changed society and continues to shape our culture and community today.

Imagine leaving everything you love behind you and being separated from your family and friends without knowing when or if you will ever see them again. The only lifeline these refugees had was short postcards and letters to let each other know they were still alive. Many of these were sent from internment camps which were established worldwide to deal with the overwhelming number of asylum seekers.

Fleeing from the Fuhrer is a unique collection of correspondence that shows the incredible nature of this worldwide emigration and the indomitable spirit of these Jewish refugees. Each postcard is reproduced in full colour, making this a fascinating resource for the general reader, as well as those interested in Jewish history or postal history.
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  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 170 x 250 x 16mm | 639.56g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New.
  • col. Illustrations
  • 0752461958
  • 9780752461953
  • 893,747

About Charmian Brinson

William Kaczinski came to England with his family in 1939 as a refugee from Nazi Germany. He was interned, along with his mother and brother, for 10 months in Rushen Camp on the Isle of Man. He has amassed a unique and important collection of World War II postal history artifacts, has written widely for philatelic publications, and has worked closely with the British Library in compiling the collection featured in this book. Charmian Brinson is a professor of German Studies and a founding member of the Research Center for German and Austrian Exile Studies.
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