Dr Scarlett Epstein OBE

Dr Scarlett Epstein OBE

On the 5th September Dr Scarlett Epstein OBE talked about the remarkable story of the survival of Jewish refugees in Albania at ‘The Rescue of thousands of Jewish Refugees by Albania during the Holcaust’ event at Pinner Synagogue in London.

About Dr Scarlett Epstein OBE

Dr Epstein is a retired professor from Sussex University. She is an author of 14 books and over 50 well-reviewed articles. She has also provided background material for numerous documentary films and programmes (eg Back from the Brink).

She was a pioneer of Development Anthropology after conducting village studies in India between 1954 and 1956. Scarlett came to England in April 1939 as a refugee from Vienna via Yugoslavia, Albania, Italy and Germany and started her working life in one of London’s East End sweat shops.

Evening studies helped her to a successful academic career. Her OBE was awarded in 2004 for “services rendered for Rural and women’s Development especially in Papua New Guinea”.

In 2006 Scarlett was one of the “Achieving Women in the UK”.

She is now repaying the debt she owes to Albania for having saved her life by using her skills to improve Albania’s Developmental activities.

Dr Scarlett Epstein OBE

Dr Scarlett Epstein OBE

On the 5th September Dr Scarlett Epstein OBE talked about the remarkable story of the survival of Jewish refugees in Albania at ‘The Rescue of thousands of Jewish Refugees by Albania during the Holcaust’ event at Pinner Synagogue in London. About Dr Scarlett Epstein OBE Dr Epstein is a retired professor from Sussex University. She is an author of 14 books and over 50 well-reviewed articles. She has also provided background material for numerous documentary films and programmes (eg Back from the Brink). She was a pioneer of Development Anthropology after conducting village studies in India between 1954 and 1956. Scarlett came to England in April 1939 as a refugee from Vienna via Yugoslavia, Albania, Italy and Germany and started her working life in one of London’s East End sweat shops. Evening studies helped her to a successful academic career. Her OBE was awarded in 2004 for “services rendered for Rural and women’s Development especially in Papua New Guinea”. In 2006 Scarlett was one of the “Achieving Women in the UK”. She is now repaying the debt she owes to Albania for having saved her life by using her skills to improve Albania’s Developmental activities.