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Author Beaglehole, Ann.

Title Facing the past : looking back at refugee childhood in New Zealand, 1940s-1960s / Ann Beaglehole
Published Wellington, N.Z. : Allen & Unwin, 1990


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 W'PONDS  940.531590993 Bea/Ftp  AVAILABLE
Description xviii, 209 pages ; 22 cm
Summary Focuses on the lives of the children of wartime immigrants, whose perceptions and experiences of both the old and the new world were very different from their parents'. At school, in the neighbourhood, or on the sportsfield, many of them were painfully aware of being 'outsiders' in a society unused to cultural diversity. Yet their need to belong was frequently complicated by loyalty to the very different ideals and expectations of their parents. Based on a wide range of interviews as well as documentary evidence from second-generation refugees worldwide, this is an account of the lives of immigrant children growing up in the decades between the 1940s and the 1960s
Notes "Published ... in association with the Port Nicholson Press"--T.p. verso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 190-209)
Subject Jewish refugees -- New Zealand -- History.
Refugees -- New Zealand -- History.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Refugees -- New Zealand.
New Zealand -- Emigration and immigration -- History.
LC no. 91185711
ISBN 0044421753 (paperback)