By Sally Crawford, Katharina Ulmschneider, Jaś Elsner
'Ark of Civilization' addresses Oxford's position as a defend, a gathering aspect, and a centre of concept within the arts and arts in the middle of WWII, interweaving own and worldwide histories to discover how refugee students had a profound and lasting influence at the improvement of British culture.
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Although the public may have had some sense of the need of refugees to ﬂee and of the potential value of some of them, it was afforded no sense of the problems of survival in a new and foreign land by people who had left everything in order to escape. This book is about that, much less romantic, theme: the arrival and survival of refugee families of scholars, artists, and publishers, who came from the lands dominated by the Nazis to Oxford. g. Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (1942) and Sherlock Holmes in Washington (1943).
The predicament of refugees, as oppressed in their native lands and needing to be saved, was well recognized. 1 The ﬁlm, based on Baroness Orczy’s 1903 play and 1905 novel about an English aristocrat (who seems a feckless fop but is in fact a brilliant and daring rescuer) spiriting the condemned from out of the shadow of the guillotine, was released in 1934. It is hard not to see its 1930s incarnation as a narrative of current events in Germany through the prism of the Terror of the French Revolution,2 while it insisted on a patriotic British nationalism as grounded in the act of saving innocent lives from persecution.
Xi). 35 Writing from the family’s perspective, Fraenkel’s son Edward sees the appointment as a ‘miracle’, see Fraenkel (2014: esp. 12–13). 36 Fraenkel (1950). Of inestimable beneﬁt for the history and context is Stray (2015). I am most grateful to him for letting me see this piece. On the genre of the commentary on a classical text, see Most (1999); Gibson and Kraus (2002); Henderson (2006); Kraus and Stray (2015). 37 Ag. vol. I, xii, from the preface. The commentary itself was written in German, and survives as a continuous series from line 1 to line 1,673 in twenty-six quarto notebooks handwritten by Fraenkel (with a few English comments) alongside two notebooks of the translation into English (with many changes and corrections), one notebook of appendices, and two (named ‘A’ and ‘B’) with some (not all) of the longer passages of interpretation that appear in the published commentary, marked for insertion into the typescript.
Ark of civilization : refugee scholars and Oxford University, 1930-1945 by Sally Crawford, Katharina Ulmschneider, Jaś Elsner