Jewish refugees and the nursing profession, 1938-45
20 Cavendish Square, Marylebone, London, W1G ORN
Jane Brooks, senior lecturer at the University of Manchester.From the anti-Jewish pogrom on 9 and 10 November 1938, known as Kristallnacht, increasing numbers of young German and then Austrian and Czechoslovakian Jewish women fled Nazi Europe for Britain, agreeing to train as nurses in return for refuge. Many of these young women came from educated, privileged families. Some were medical students, practising doctors and university students, still others had dreams to be journalists or concert pianists; all of these options had to be abandoned on escape. Yet, many learned to love nursing and were dismayed when they were forced to leave their training programmes in the early months of the war, albeit in many instances, temporarily.
20 Cavendish Square is located behind John Lewis, Oxford Street.
The nearest stations are Oxford Circus and Bond Street.
There are many buses routes that stop nearby, including the 10, 25, 55, 73, 98 and 390.
Page last updated - 19/09/2018