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Breaking the Silence : Voices of the British Children of Refugees from Nazism, Hardback Book

Breaking the Silence : Voices of the British Children of Refugees from Nazism Hardback


There has been extensive research into the impact of the Holocaust on the children of survivors who immigrated to the US and Israel.

But very little work in this space has looked at children whose parents fled Nazi persecution before the Holocaust.

Even less attention has been paid to those who ended up in Britain from Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia and Hungary.

What was the impact on this second generation? How have the lives of these ordinary people been shaped by their parents' dislocation?

Using a series of interviews with members of the second generation, Breaking the Silence is a qualitative, interdisciplinary exploration how their lives were shaped by their parents escape from persecution.

It offers an insight into how the exile and fear of persecution of the parents and the deaths/murder of unknown relatives has left this generation both bereft of memories and haunted by the past.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 358 pages
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield International
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9781783482955

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