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In Defence of LearningThe Plight, Persecution, and Placement of Academic Refugees, 1933-1980s$
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Shula Marks, Paul Weindling, and Laura Wintour

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780197264812

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197264812.001.0001

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Eva and Esther

Eva and Esther

Chapter:
(p.117) 7 Eva and Esther
Source:
In Defence of Learning
Author(s):

Lewis Elton

Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197264812.003.0008

This chapter presents the story of how two women, the author's mother, Eva Ehrenberg, and the late Secretary of the Society for the Protection of Science and Learning, Esther Simpson, saved his life and gave him an academic career. He believes that his story might not be worth telling but for the fact that few who escaped from the clutches of Hitler can have been as fortunate as he had been.

Keywords:   Eva Ehrenberg, Hitler, Esther Simpson, SPSL, Society for the Protection of Science and Learning

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