Emigration from Nazi Europe to Australia, Canada and Palestine: Traces from the IMLR's Exile Archives

Emigration from Nazi Europe to Australia, Canada and Palestine: Traces from the IMLR's Exile Archives
Date
12 Sep 2017, 09:00 to 16 Sep 2017, 18:00
Type
Exhibition
Venue
Room 101, Senate House
Description

The Nazi seizure of power in central Europe resulted in several waves of forced emigration, first from Germany and later from the Saarland, Austria and Czechoslovakia. The emigration waves to the UK and the USA, which took in the highest numbers of refugees, have been analysed extensively by exile studies scholars. Less attention has been paid to alternative destinations where smaller numbers found refuge, a gap which the Triennial International Conference of the Research Centre for German and Austrian Studies proposes to address with its theme of emigration to areas under British control. Inspired by contributions to the conference, this display reflects on the experiences of exiles from fascist Europe who emigrated to British dominions Australia and Canada, and British Mandate Palestine between 1933 and 1948.

Admission free. Exhibition Opening Hours: 09:00 - 18:00

Contact

Clare George
clare.george@sas.ac.uk
020 7862 8961