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The Hitler Émigrés: Their Impact on British Artistic and Cultural Life


Speaker – Daniel Snowman

What do these have in common – The Penguin Pool at London Zoo; the Glyndebourne and Edinburgh Festivals; the publishers Phaidon and Thames & Hudson; Pevsner’s Buildings of England; ‘The Red Shoes’ and the Amadeus Quartet? Answer – each was created by émigrés from Central Europe who found refuge in Britain. Artists, architects, film makers, musicians, publishers, historians, psychologists and scientists: all brought something of their continental legacy to Britain. Their collective talent was enormous and their influence far in excess of their numbers.

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