The acrimonious debate over British policy towards refugees from the Nazi régime has scarcely died down even now, some 60 years later. Bitter charges of indifference and lack of feeling are still levelled at politicians and civil servants, and the assertion is made that Great Britain's record on refugee matters is shabby and unworthy of its liberal traditions. Island Refuge is the definitive account of a largely unexplored and still highly controversial episode in twentieth-century history. This reprinted edition contains a new preface discussing historiographical developments since the first edition.

chapter |6 pages

Introduction to Second Edition

chapter |2 pages


chapter |2 pages

List of Abbreviations

chapter 1|6 pages

Introduction to First Edition

chapter 2|39 pages

First Wave

chapter 3|27 pages

The Tightening Vice

chapter 4|27 pages

Austrian Exodus

chapter 5|29 pages

The Waters of Evian

chapter 6|29 pages

A Far Away Country

chapter 7|57 pages

Kristallnacht and After

chapter 8|36 pages

Last Moments

chapter 9|10 pages

A Balance Sheet