Kapp |Yvonne |1903-1999 | nee Mayer |writer and activist

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Born Yvonne Mayer, 1903; educated at King's College, London; married the artist Edmond Kapp in 1922; joined the Communist Party of Great Britain, 1936, following a visit to the Soviet Union; worked with Basque and Jewish refugees, 1937-1938; Assistant Director, British Committee to Refugees from Czechoslovakia, dismissed from her post by the Home Office, 1940, and wrote pamphlet 'British Policy and the Refugees', 1941; Research Officer, Amalgamated Engineering Union, 1941-1946; worked for Medical Research Council, undertaking field work in the East End of London, 1947-1953; editor and translator, Lawrence and Wishart (publishers) 1953-11957; died 1999. Publications: four novels under the pseudonym Yvonne Cloud, including 'Nobody Asked You' 1932 and 'The Houses in Between' 1938; 'Eleanor Marx' 2 volumes 1972, 1976.

From the guide to the Yvonne Kapp Papers, 1941-1999, (London Metropolitan University: Trades Union Congress Library Collections)

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