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18:15 - 19:45 19 October 2010

Rescue the perishing: Eleanor Rathbone and the Jewish refugees


Wilkins Terrace Restaurant (pre-lecture reception) / Chadwick lecture theatre (lecture) | Wilkins Building (link Map)
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Dr. Susan Cohen, Southampton University

Rescue the Perishing is the first study of Eleanor Rathbone's commitment to the refugee question from 1933 until her death in 1946. From a working life devoted to championing the cause of the disadvantaged, the impoverished and the under represented in British society, her humanitarian activism shifted towards Britain's imperial colonies as well as Europe before focusing on refugees, most of them Jewish, fleeing persecution in Nazi-occupied Europe before and during the Second World War. Susan Cohen highlights the challenges that Rathbone faced, especially from within government from officials who did not share her philosophy on rescue.

The pre-lecture reception starts at 6:15pm in the Terrace Restaurant (Wilkins Building), and will be followed by the lecture at 6.45pm in the Chadwick Lecture Theatre (Chadwick Building).


Sara BenIsaac
+44 (0)20 7679 3520 | s.benisaac@ucl.ac.uk


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