The Lithuanians in Scotland

A Personal View

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Lithuanians

Page: 166

View: 4720

This is the history of a small community which survived persecution and deprivation to build a new life in alien surroundings. The immigrants were met with hostility and naked xenophobia. Keir Hardie tried to raise the rabble against them for growing fat on four shillings a week. The Lithuanian community, however, made a strong contribution to modern Scotland. The sons and daughters of that community are now fully integrated into the nation, but this is a record of the early years.
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Football Culture

Local Conflicts, Global Visions

Author: Gerry Finn,Richard Giulianotti

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136330283

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 7027

These essays provide a critical investigation of football cultures, examining local and national impacts of the game's new millennial order over five continents.
Posted in Sports & Recreation

Confronting the National in the Musical Past

Author: Elaine Kelly,Markus Mantere,Derek Scott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351975579

Category: Music

Page: 214

View: 4218

This significant volume moves music-historical research in the direction of deconstructing the national grand narratives in music history, of challenging the national paradigm in methodology, and thinking anew about cultural traffic, cultural transfer and cosmopolitanism in the musical past. The chapters of this book confront, or subject to some kind of critique, assumptions about the importance of the national in the musical past. The emphasis, therefore, is not so much on how national culture has been constructed, or how national cultural institutions have influenced musical production, but, rather, on the way the national has been challenged by musical practices or audience reception.
Posted in Music

Rebuilding Post-War Britain

Latvian, Lithuanian and Estonian refugees in Britain, 1946-51

Author: Emily Gilbert


ISBN: 1473860601

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 8880

'Germany wasn't really a place for settling in, because after the war it was pretty devastated, and there wasn't really a chance to start again, so I thought Id come to England. It was a case of people between 18 and 50 and you had to be fit because it was mainly physical work. For men, it was mines and agricultural work and brick factories and women, mainly textiles.' 'We were thinking it was temporary. We were thinking the war would restart with the west and the east, and that the west would win, and we would be going home. But, it wasn't like that.' After the Second World War, thousands of Latvian, Lithuanian and Estonian refugees, uprooted by war and conflict in their homelands, were recruited from Displaced Persons Camps in Germany to fill labor shortages in Britain. This unknown episode in Britain's immigration history is brought to life in this book, through interview extracts and documentary sources. Women were the first recruits to the so-called European Volunteer Worker Schemes, in which 25,000 Baltic men and women came to Britain between 1946 and 1951, to work in hospitals, textiles, agriculture, coal mining and other undermanned areas of industry. Initially regarding their stay in Britain as temporary, a majority of these Latvian, Lithuanian and Estonian men and women remained in Britain their whole lives. Recently joined by more migrants from the Baltic States, this book tells the story of Britain's Baltic communities, from the earliest accounts of their arrival in Britain to the present day.
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Jews in Glasgow 1879-1939

immigration and integration

Author: Ben Braber,European Jewish Publications Society

Publisher: Vallentine Mitchell

ISBN: 9780853037095

Category: History

Page: 236

View: 5597

"This book is a case study of Jews from eastern and central Europe who settled in Glasgow between 1879 and 1939."--BOOK JACKET.
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The Innes Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Catholics

Page: N.A

View: 697

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Bibliographic Guide to Soviet and East European Studies

Author: Gale Group,New York Public Library. Slavonic Division,New York Public Library Staff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780783889061

Category: Baltic States

Page: N.A

View: 413

Posted in Baltic States

Undigested Past

The Holocaust in Lithuania

Author: Robert van Voren

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 940120070X

Category: Political Science

Page: 195

View: 2361

"This is a most honest, balanced and tactful attempt to promote self-reflection and self-understanding in two nations involved in a brutal genocide. If you are a Lithuanian or a Jew, after reading this book you have no other choice but to redefine your personal identity in order to answer the questions: What does it mean to be a Lithuanian? What does it mean to be a Lithuanian Jew? I thought I knew the answers, but I was wrong." Levas Kovarskis, psychoanalyst "As Lithuanians, we need to face the deep and painful reflections of the events highlighted in this remarkable book. A great deal of work is needed on both sides to restore trust between Jews and Lithuanians and, for those not afraid to do so, reading this book is a very good first step." Danius Puras, psychiatrist "Despite the multitude of available works on the Holocaust, this admirably concise, yet detailed, volume will be an eye-opener for many - probably most - of its readers. Particularly valuable is its comparative (not contrastive) survey of the behavior of many in Lithuania and The Netherlands during and after the Second World War. In no sense is this book 'anti-Lithuanian', for, as the author well realizes, it was not only the Jews in that country who suffered terribly under Nazi and Soviet occupation. This monograph deserves a very wide readership, especially in Lithuania." Martin Dewhirst, University of Glasgow, Scotland
Posted in Political Science

Brooklyn Beginnings

A Geriatrician’s Odyssey

Author: Michael Gordon, MD

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440134243

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 296

View: 6415

Helicopter evacuations, teaching West Bank Arab nursing students, life and death medical decisions, aging Holocaust survivors, heart-breaking ethical decisions -- Brooklyn Beginnings immerses the reader in the life stories of Dr. Michael Gordon who helped forge contemporary Geriatrics in his adopted Canada. His Brighton Beach childhood, his initially quiescent Jewish roots, and a unique Lithuanian and Scottish interface profoundly inspired Gordon’s personal and professional journey. From his early wanderings through Europe to his Scottish medical education, through Eastern European travels and his Israeli immigration, with its associated military service and Holocaust survivor exposure, Gordon’s arrival in Canada was a culmination of his personal challenges. He drew on his life experiences to help his patients, their families and medical trainees for more than thirty years. Among the life-altering experiences in this personal reflection are: experiencing Israel’s Six Day War from within an Arab country; confronting the U.S. Selective Service and the Vietnam War; being a physician in the Israeli Air Force; engaging in clinical and educational activities within the Arab world; and fulfilling a seminal professional and educational role as a geriatrician and ethicist. The complex human condition is engagingly and warmly presented against the profound challenges of health and disease.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

New Horizon

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Polish Americans

Page: N.A

View: 8529

Posted in Polish Americans

Daily Report

Soviet Union

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Soviet Union

Page: N.A

View: 4202

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Joseph Piłsudski

a European federalist, 1918-1922

Author: M. K. Dziewanowski

Publisher: N.A


Category: Europe, Eastern

Page: 379

View: 3132

Posted in Europe, Eastern

Radio Times

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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The Awakening of the Soviet Union

Author: Geoffrey A. Hosking

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674055513

Category: History

Page: 246

View: 1939

Discusses the background behind the sweeping reforms in the Soviet Union, describes issues that must still be resolved, and suggests future directions for change
Posted in History

Mein Kampf

Author: Adolf Hitler

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781983638206


Page: 822

View: 366

Published in the German language, this is the infamous Main Kampf, by Adolf Hitler.
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Author: Robert Harris

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 364121372X

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 4245

September 1938 – in München treffen sich Hitler, Chamberlain, Mussolini und Daladier zu einer kurzfristig einberufenen Konferenz. Der Weltfrieden hängt am seidenen Faden. Im Gefolge des britischen Premierministers Chamberlain befindet sich Hugh Legat aus dem Außenministerium, der ihm als Privatsekretär zugeordnet ist. Auf der deutschen Seite gehört Paul von Hartmann aus dem Auswärtigen Amt in Berlin zum Kreis der Anwesenden. Den Zugang zur Delegation hat er sich erschlichen. Insgeheim ist er Mitglied einer Widerstandszelle gegen Hitler. Legat und von Hartmann verbindet eine Freundschaft, seit sie in Oxford gemeinsam studiert haben. Nun kreuzen sich ihre Wege wieder. Wie weit müssen sie gehen, wenn sie den drohenden Krieg verhindern wollen? Der neue Politthriller von Robert Harris – ein Roman über Hochverrat und Unbestechlichkeit, über Loyalität und Vertrauensbruch. Und wie immer bei Robert Harris lassen sich über die historischen Figuren und Ereignisse erhellende Bezüge zur aktuellen Weltpolitik herstellen.
Posted in Fiction

The Americana

a universal reference library, comprising the arts and sciences, literature, history, biography, geography, commerce, etc., of the world

Author: Frederick Converse Beach,George Edwin Rines

Publisher: N.A


Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

View: 8480

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The Encyclopedia Americana

A universal reference library comprising the arts and sciences ... commerce, etc., of the world

Author: George Edwin Rines,Frederick Converse Beach

Publisher: N.A


Category: Reference

Page: N.A

View: 2444

Posted in Reference