The Lithuanians in Scotland

A Personal View

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Lithuanians

Page: 166

View: 9610

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: 7773

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: 933

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: 2936

'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.
Posted in History

Undigested Past

The Holocaust in Lithuania

Author: Robert van Voren

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 940120070X

Category: Political Science

Page: 195

View: 5857

"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

The Innes Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Catholics

Page: N.A

View: 8429

Posted in Catholics

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: 6301

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

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: 6437

Posted in Baltic States

The Oxford History of Poland-Lithuania

The Making of the Polish-Lithuanian Union, 1385-1569

Author: Robert I. Frost

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198208693

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 4745

The history of eastern European is dominated by the story of the rise of the Russian empire, yet Russia only emerged as a major power after 1700. For 300 years the greatest power in Eastern Europe was the union between the kingdom of Poland and the grand duchy of Lithuania, one of the longest-lasting political unions in European history. Yet because it ended in the late-eighteenth century in what are misleadingly termed the Partitions of Poland, it barely features in standard accounts of European history. The Making of the Polish-Lithuanian Union 1385-1569 tells the story of the formation of a consensual, decentralised, multinational, and religiously plural state built from below as much as above, that was founded by peaceful negotiation, not war and conquest. From its inception in 1385-6, a vision of political union was developed that proved attractive to Poles, Lithuanians, Ruthenians, and Germans, a union which was extended to include Prussia in the 1450s and Livonia in the 1560s. Despite the often bitter disagreements over the nature of the union, these were nevertheless overcome by a republican vision of a union of peoples in one political community of citizens under an elected monarch. Robert Frost challenges interpretations of the union informed by the idea that the emergence of the sovereign nation state represents the essence of political modernity, and presents the Polish-Lithuanian union as a case study of a composite state. The modern history of Poland, Lithuania, Ukraine, and Belarus cannot be understood without an understanding of the legacy of the Polish-Lithuanian union. This volume is the first detailed study of the making of that union ever published in English.
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Understanding Scotland Musically

Folk, Tradition and Policy

Author: Simon McKerrell,Gary West

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315467550

Category: Music

Page: 290

View: 2345

Scottish traditional music has been through a successful revival in the mid-twentieth century and has now entered a professionalised and public space. Devolution in the UK and the surge of political debate surrounding the independence referendum in Scotland in 2014 led to a greater scrutiny of regional and national identities within the UK, set within the wider context of cultural globalisation. This volume brings together a range of authors that sets out to explore the increasingly plural and complex notions of Scotland, as performed in and through traditional music. Traditional music has played an increasingly prominent role in the public life of Scotland, mirrored in other Anglo-American traditions. This collection principally explores this movement from historically text-bound musical authenticity towards more transient sonic identities that are blurring established musical genres and the meaning of what constitutes ‘traditional’ music today. The volume therefore provides a cohesive set of perspectives on how traditional music performs Scottishness at this crucial moment in the public life of an increasingly (dis)United Kingdom.
Posted in Music

Get Me Out: A History of Childbirth from the Garden of Eden to the Sperm Bank

Author: Randi Hutter Epstein

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393079902

Category: Medical

Page: 320

View: 4542

"[An] engrossing survey of the history of childbirth."—Stephen Lowman, Washington Post Making and having babies—what it takes to get pregnant, stay pregnant, and deliver—have mystified women and men throughout human history. The insatiably curious Randi Hutter Epstein journeys through history, fads, and fables, and to the fringe of science. Here is an entertaining must-read—an enlightening celebration of human life.
Posted in Medical

The Story of an Underground

The Resistance of the Jews of Kovno in the Second World War

Author: Dov Levin,Zvie A. Brown

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789652296160

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 2708

This is the story of the fighting underground of the Jews of Kovno, Lithuania, in World War II. The authors, Zvie A. Brown and Dov Levin, were themselves members of the underground, and this well-researched book based on documentary material, verbal and written testimonies, memoirs of witnesses, is supplemented by the authors own accounts.
Posted in History

Church and State in Scotland

Developing law

Author: Francis Lyall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317166299

Category: Law

Page: 254

View: 3643

The interaction of faith and the community is a fundamental of modern society. The first country to adopt Presbyterianism in its national church, Scotland adopted a system of church government, which is now in world-wide use. This book examines the development and current state of Scots law. Drawing on previous material as well as discussing current topical issues, this book makes some comparisons between Scotland and other legal and religious jurisdictions. The study first considers the Church of Scotland, its ’Disruption’ and statutorily recognised reconstitution and then the position of other denominations before assessing the interaction of religion and law and the impact of Human Rights and various discrimination laws within this distinctive Presbyterian country. This unique book will be of interest to both students and lecturers in constitutional and civil law, as well as historians and ecclesiastics.
Posted in Law

Gentle Johnny Ramensky

The Extraordinary True Story of the Safe Blower Who Became a War Hero

Author: Robert Jeffrey

Publisher: Black & White Publishing

ISBN: 1845023838

Category: True Crime

Page: 224

View: 9377

Throughout an astonishing criminal career, Johnny Ramensky was the foremost safe-blower of his era. His exploits and audacious escapes from maximum security prisons also helped make him a household name - admired by some, notorious to others. But when the Second World War broke out, Ramensky joined the elite Commandos and his story became legend. Peacetime had brought Johnny Ramensky a hard upbringing in the Gorbals, a life of crime and long years in jail. War brought him the chance to serve his country and a new use for his expertise in explosives. Time after time he would show exceptional bravery as he was parachuted behind enemy lines to blow open the safes of Rommel, Goering and the German High Command. His mission was to secure documents vital to the war effort and it brought him the danger and excitement he had always craved. Gentle Johnny Ramensky is the remarkable story of a boy reared in poverty who became one of the world's most extraordinary safe-blowers both as a criminal and as a war hero who wore the Green Beret with pride.
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Vanished Kingdoms

The Rise and Fall of States and Nations

Author: Norman Davies

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101545348

Category: History

Page: 848

View: 6819

An evocative account of fourteen European kingdoms-their rise, maturity, and eventual disappearance. There is something profoundly romantic about lost civilizations. Europe's past is littered with states and kingdoms, large and small, that are scarcely remembered today, and while their names may be unfamiliar-Aragon, Etruria, the Kingdom of the Two Burgundies-their stories should change our mental map of the past. We come across forgotten characters and famous ones-King Arthur and Macbeth, Napoleon and Queen Victoria, right up to Stalin and Gorbachev-and discover how faulty memory can be, and how much we can glean from these lost empires. Davies peers through the cracks in the mainstream accounts of modern-day states to dazzle us with extraordinary stories of barely remembered pasts, and of the traces they left behind. This is Norman Davies at his best: sweeping narrative history packed with unexpected insights. Vanished Kingdoms will appeal to all fans of unconventional and thought-provoking history, from readers of Niall Ferguson to Jared Diamond.
Posted in History

Salt to the Sea

A Novel

Author: Ruta Sepetys

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399160302

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 391

View: 3313

"As World War II draws to a close, refugees try to escape the war's final dangers, only to find themselves aboard a ship with a target on its hull"--
Posted in Young Adult Fiction

Brooklyn Beginnings

A Geriatrician’s Odyssey

Author: Michael Gordon, MD

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440134243

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 296

View: 8574

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

Stone Voices

The Search for Scotland

Author: Neal Ascherson

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780809088454

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 7839

A history of Scotland features detailed descriptions of the country's landscapes, tracing the author's experiences during the 1997 referendum campaign that led to its first Parliament, and identifying what is needed for Scotland to become an independent, self-sustaining democracy. Reprint.
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The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells

Publisher: N.A


Category: English literature

Page: N.A

View: 6105

Posted in English literature