Our new film starring ex-footballer and Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker, comedian Jo Brand, and actor, singer and refugee Yasmin Kadi highlights the little-known history of fish and chips -- which we actually have refugees to thank for.
But this mighty British dish is not the only invention brought to the world by refugees. Can you guess these other creations?
We have refugees to thank for many creations around the world - see if you can guess all of these correctly.
In 1920, Russian refugee Adolph Levitt made a living selling doughnuts at his bakery in New York. Pressured by hungry theatre-goers to churn them out faster, Levitt invented the first doughnut machine that year. He used the machine to make millions selling wholesale deliveries to bakers around the US. By 1934, doughnuts were billed as “the food hit of the Century in Progress,” and even handed out by the Red Cross in World War II.
Hans Reyersbach and his wife Margret Rey were German Jews who fled their home in Paris, France. They left 48 hours before German troops marched into the city. The young couple escaped on a two-seated bicycle cobbled together by Hans, carrying with them the draft manuscript for Curious George. They travelled to Lisbon got a boat to Brazil, eventually making it to New York, where they published Curious George in 1941.
Albert Einstein’s work has revolutionised how we understand the world around us, laying the groundwork of our knowledge of black holes, supernovas and the ability to produce solar power. It was Einstein’s Nobel-prize winning theory on the ‘photoelectric effect’ about light and energy that gave us the theories needed to be able to produce solar power. As well as a being a phenomenal scientist, Albert Einstein was also a humanitarian and the International Rescue Committee was founded at his call. Read more about our history.