Wednesday 15 December 2021

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Volume 21 of the Research Centre for German & Austrian Exile Studies' Yearbook has just been published. Entitled Émigré Voices, the editors present twelve oral history interviews with men and women who came to Britain as Jewish refugees from Germany and Austria in the late 1930s. Many of the interviewees rose to great prominence in their chosen career, such as author and illustrator Judith Kerr, actor Andrew Sachs, photographer and cameraman Wolf Suschitzky, violinist Norbert Brainin, and publisher Elly Miller. 

The narratives of the interviewees tell of their common struggles as child or young adult refugees who had to forge new lives in a foreign country and they illuminate how each interviewee dealt with the challenges of forced emigration and the Holocaust. The voices of the interviewees provide the reader with a unique and original source, which gives direct access to the lived multifaceted experience of the interviewees and their contributions to British culture. 

Émigré Voices. Conversations with Jewish Refugees from Germany and Austria, edited by Bea Lewkowicz and Anthony Grenville (Yearbook of the Research Centre for German & Austrian Exile Studies, vol. 21 | ISBN 978-90-04-46907-5 | xii, 316 pp | 2021), is published by Brill.