Holocaust Escapees and Global Development: Hidden Histories

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The thousands uprooted and displaced by the Holocaust had a profound cultural impact on the countries in which they sought refuge, with numerous Holocaust escapees attaining prominence as scientists, writers, filmmakers and artists. But what is less well known is the way in which this refugee diaspora shaped the scholarly culture of their new-found homes and international policy. This this unique work, David Simon explores the pioneering role played by mostly Jewish refugee scholars in the creation of development studies and practice following World War 11, and what we can learn about the field by examining the social and intellectual history of its early practitioners.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherZed Books
Number of pages344
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-78699-515-5, 978-1-78699-516-2
ISBN (Print)978-1-78699-513-1, 978-1-78699-512-4
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2019


  • Development Studies
  • Holocaust Studies
  • History of Social Science
  • Pioneers in Development

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