Many of us know about Eleanor Rathbone’s campaign for family allowances, but far fewer about her work against the injustices to Jewish refugees when they were interned at the beginning of World War Two.
Dr Susan Cohen, Hon. Fellow at the University of Southampton, gave a talk about Rathbone’s work for refugees at the Voluntary Action History Seminar at the Institute of Historical Research on Monday 31 October.
You can listen to Dr Cohen’s talk at the House of Commons in March on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5XYJ3j2YXc
2016 marks the 70th anniversary of Eleanor Rathbone’s death, so there have been a series of events which to celebrate her life and embrace her diverse humanitarian activism.
There is a special website at https://rememberingeleanorrathbone.wordpress.com