Book presentation "Exile in Asia"

On Tuesday 1 December 2015 at 6.30 pm the National Fund of the Republic of Austria for Victims of National Socialism in cooperation with the MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Modern Art invites you to the MAK FORUM for the presentation of volume 4 of the National Fund’s series "Lives Remembered. Life Stories of Victims of National Socialism" on the subject of "Exile in Asia".



Mag. Martina Kandeler-Fritsch (Deputy Director of the MAK)

Words of introduction

Mag. Hannah Lessing (Secretary General of the National Fund)

Book presentation

Dr. Renate Meissner, MSc (Scientific Director of the National Fund)


Mag. Sibylle Hamann (journalist and author, Vienna) in conversation with the historian Mag. Dr. Margit Franz (Karl Franzens University Graz) and the descendants of eyewitnesses Mag. Lilian Kauders, Dr. Irma Schwartz and Mag. Ruth Steiner.

Afterwards guests are welcome to view the exhibitions at the MAK, in particular the MAK’s Asia collection.

Free entry.

Please note that due to the limited number of seats it is necessary to register for the event at .

We are looking forward to welcoming you!

Volume 4 of the series "Lives Remembered"

Volume 4 of the series "Lives Remembered" spans over 1,000 pages (in three parts) dealing with the subject of exile in Asia. It contains 23 stories of people whose flight from the Nazis took them briefly or permanently to Asian countries. The stories are complemented by a wealth of photographs and documents. Volume 4 is also the first volume to contain two photo albums and a life story supplemented with diary entries. A guest contribution by the historian and expert on German-speaking exile in India, Mag. Dr. Margit Franz, illuminates the special situation in Asia, the political (colonial) and cultural backgrounds and the circumstances and networks that had an effect on and among the refugee society.