'A Wandering Scholar' in Britain and the USA, 1933–45: The Life and Work of Moritz Bonn
Abstract:This paper explores the life and work of the German exile scholar, Moritz Julius Bonn, shedding light on his hitherto neglected work as an author, teacher and government adviser who served in Germany, Britain and the United States. It compares Bonn's experience of exile in Britain after 1933 to his life in the United States during the Second World War, examines his work as a propaganda agent for the British government and assesses how far his cosmopolitanism protected him from the sense of disorientation and dislocation that was commonly felt by German-speaking exiles.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: December 31, 2001