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‘A haven of safety’: refugees and the Manchester Women's Lodge of B’nai Brith

Bill Williams

in Jews and Other Foreigners

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780719085499
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781703311 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719085499.003.0013
‘A haven of safety’: refugees and the Manchester Women's Lodge of B’nai Brith

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A revival of interest in refugees within the Manchester B'nai Brith Women's Lodge, following the collapse of its Hospitality Committee in 1935, was apparently sparked off by the same chain of international events and those same pressures from Woburn House which had brought the MJRC into being. Later, the MJRC, found a viable plan, agreeable to the lodge, the committee, Woburn House and the Home Office, for the financing and management of a children's hostel with accommodation for a maximum of twenty-two children between the ages of thirteen and sixteen.

Keywords: Hospitality Committee; MJRC; refugee girls; Woburn House; children's hostel

Chapter.  4651 words. 

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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