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Susan Cohen

When the House of Commons met on 13 April 1933 to discuss Britain’s response to the new Nazi regime, of the twelve members of parliament who spoke during the lengthy debate, Eleanor Rathbone, Independent MP for the Combined English Universities, was

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Excuses! Excuses!

The Failure to Amend Britain’s Immigration Policy, 1942–1943

Lesley Clare Urbach

include Jews. The campaign for refugees to be allowed into Britain on humanitarian and not merely on utilitarian grounds, led by the Independent MP Eleanor Rathbone, began in earnest after the news of the systematic extermination of Jews by the Nazis and

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Rachel Pistol

help to their professional brethren who are the victims of a mediaeval persecution’. 7 Eleanor Rathbone was vocal in her criticism of the attitudes of some of the professions. In her pamphlet, Falsehoods and Facts about the Jews , published in 1944

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Susan Cohen

The articles in this issue are among those presented at a specially convened conference held at King’s College, London on 20 June 2016. The conference, ‘Welcome to Britain? Refugees Then and Now’, was organized by the Remembering Eleanor Rathbone

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Edited by Jonathan Magonet

Eleanor Rathbone, the so-called ‘MP for Refugees’. In her introduction, Dr Cohen provides a biography of Rathbone, who was raised in a family committed to philanthropy and political reform. An early advocate of women’s rights, she entered parliament in