Papers compiled by Otto Kahn-Freund, 1941-1965, comprising newsletters, pamphlets and reports from organisations including the following: the Union of German Socialist Organisations in Great Britain; Jewish Socialist Labour Party; Socialist Vanguard Group; Union of Democratic Control; Arbeitswohlfahrt Gross-Britannien and the Palestine Labour Political Committee.
Kahn-Freund, Otto (1900-1979): pamphlets and newsletters
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- Dates of Creation1941-1965
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Sir Otto Kahn-Freund was Professor of Comparative Law at the University of Oxford.
Born in Frankfurt am Main of Jewish parents, 1900; educated at the Goethe-Gymnasium and Frankfurt University; Judge of the Berlin labour court, 1929; dismissed by the Nazis, fled to London and became a student at the London School of Economics (LSE), 1933; Assistant Lecturer in Law, LSE, 1936; Professor, 1951; called to the bar (Middle Temple), 1936; British citizen, 1940; Professor of Comparative Law, University of Oxford, and fellow of Brasenose College, Oxford, 1964; elected FBA, 1965; honorary bencher of the Middle Temple, 1969; QC, 1972; knighted, 1976; played important part in the establishment of labour law as an independent area of legal study, and was a member of the Royal Commission on Reform of Trade Unions and Employers' Associations, 1965; died 1979.
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