Dr Andrea Hammel
Dr Andrea Hammel is Reader in German at Aberystwyth University. She is currently Co-Director of the AHRC Network 'Holocaust Writing and Translation' and has had funding from the Claims Conference and the British Academy to facilitate research on the Kindertransport which will result in a monograph. She is member of the executive of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Exilforschung. She was involved in compiling an Online Database of British Archival Resources Relating to German-speaking Refugees, 1933-1950 (BARGE(Opens in new window)). Her research interests include exile literature, especially by women writers; German-Jewish women; autobiographies and memoirs. Selected Publications: [ed. with Bea Lewkowicz] The Kindertransport 1938/39: New Perspectives (Amsterdam, 2012); [ed. with Godela Weiss-Sussex] ‘Not an Essence but a Positioning’: German Jewish Women Writers, 1900-1938 (Munich/London, 2009); Everyday Life as Alternative Space in Exile Writing: The Work of Anna Gmeyner, Selma Kahn, Hilde Spiel, Martina Wied and Hermynia Zur Mühlen (Berne, 2008); [ed. with W. Benz and C. Curio] Kindertransporte 1938/39 (special issue of Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies, 2004).