- Title Pages
- List of Tables
- Notes on Contributors
- 1 ‘Protests Butter No Parsnips’: Lord Beveridge and the Rescue of Refugee Academics from Europe, 1933–1938
- 2 A Narrow Margin of Hope: Leo Szilard in the Founding Days of CARA
- 3 From Refugee Assistance to Freedom of Learning: the Strategic Vision of A. V. Hill, 1933–1964
- 4 Refugee Scientists in a New Environment<sup>1</sup>
- 5 Max Perutz and the SPSL
- 6 Esther Simpson: A Correspondence
- 7 Eva and Esther
- 8 ‘Dedicated to Represent the True Spirit of the German Nation in the World’: Philipp Schwartz (1894–1977), Founder of the Notgemeinschaft
- 9 Organized Rescue Operations in Europe and the United States, 1933–1945
- 10 In Defence of Academic Women Refugees: The British Federation of University Women
- 11 Karl Mannheim and Viola Klein: Refugee Sociologists in Search of Social Democratic Practice
- 12 Austrian Refugee Social Scientists<sup>1</sup>
- 13 Plutarch’s Thesis: The Contribution of Refugee Historians to Historical Writing, 1945–2010
- 14 Within Two Tyrannies: The Soviet Academic Refugees of the Second World War
- 15 Czech Scholars in Exile, 1948–1989
- 16 ‘Bending the rules’: South African Refugees in the UK, 1960–1980
- 17 Refugee Academics from Chile: WUS‐SPSL Collaboration
- Postscript: Chilean Refugees
Eva and Esther
Eva and Esther
- (p.117) 7 Eva and Esther
- In Defence of Learning
- British Academy
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.
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