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Eva and Esther

Lewis Elton

in In Defence of Learning

Published by British Academy

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780197264812
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191754029 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197264812.003.0008

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

Eva and Esther

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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

Chapter.  2991 words. 

Subjects: Migration Studies

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