Volume 5 Lives Remembered. "Exile in Australia"
The fifth volume of the series Erinnerungen. Lebensgeschichten von Opfern des Nationalsozialismus (“Lives Remembered. Life Stories of Victims of National Socialism”), subtitled “Exile in Australia” contains 21 autobiographical testimonies of people who were persecuted under the Nazi regime and either managed to escape to Australia, or were deported there.
The life stories are spread across three volumes covering almost 1,000 pages. In addition to the texts, they include an array of photographic material and documentation. Like the preceding volume, volume 4, it also contains several photo albums and, for the first time, two family trees. Along with the comprehensive footnoting, the glossary and the timeline, they are intended to make the documented stories more easily accessible.
In her article, the Oceania expert and long-time President of the Austro-South Pacific Society in Vienna, Margit Wolfsberger, investigates Australian immigration policies and the living conditions of the refugees in Australia before the backdrop of the development of Australian nationhood.
Renate S. Meissner on behalf of the National Fund (ed.), Vienna 2018, 976 pages, 3 sub volumes in a cardboard slipcase (German/English)