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CONTENTS VOL 169 NO 18 3 Osama’s death prompts mixed reactions 4 Arresting times 5 ‘The hardest hit’

Hilary Davies 6-7 Love your enemy Ian Flintoff 8-9 Letters 10-11 Fleeing fascism

Rose Holmes 12-13 At the gates of heaven Sinéad Brady 14 Stuffed and starved Evelyn Ross 15 The Eternal Leslie Fuhrmann 16 Q-eye 17 Friends & Meetings

Cover image: A detail of one figure from the Kindertransport commemorative sculpture by Frank Meisler at Liverpool Street Station in London. Photo: UggBoy♥UggGirl/flickr CC. See pages 10-11.

Image this page: Kindertransport commemorative sculpture by Frank Meisler at London’s Liverpool Street Station. Photo: Matthew Black/flickr CC. See pages 10-11.


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