Description - Outsider Inside by Charles Hannam
Like all refugees, Karl Hartland [Hannam] carried within himself his 'hidden identity' as a child refugee from Germany escaping the Holocaust, in which most of his family perished. Life experiences in the British Army, at Cambridge, and later returning to post-war Germany, brought with them conflict in terms of his sense of being an 'Englishman' in contrast to his upper-class German-Jewish early upbringing. After experiencing the British class system in India and Burma, and coping with the Army's inherent virulent racism, post-war academic success introduced him to the other side of the class divide -- first as a teacher at a 'posh' prep school, and later studying at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. In this final volume of his biography trilogy, Charles Hannam provides a telling account of the long-term effects of the refugee experience -- and what made him an 'Outsider'. It is compelling reading, especially for those who have experienced the wrench between cultures as part of the adjustment process of being forced to accommodate new values and behaviour as a refugee.
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Author Biography - Charles Hannam
Charles Hannam was born in Essen, Germany, in 1925, and educated at the Goethe Gymnasium until forbidden to attend. He arrived in the UK with the Kindertransport in May 1939. After serving in India and Burma, he taught in a preparatory school before reading History at Cambridge. He is the author of well-received books on teacher training and learning difficulties, and taught at Lincoln and Manchester. He was Senior Lecturer in Education at Bristol University, before retirement.