The Research Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies was founded in 1995, basing itself at the Institute of Germanic Studies of the University of London. Professor J.M. Ritchie became Chairman of the Research Centre, whose members are Dr Charmian Brinson, Professor Richard Dove, Dr Marian Malet, Dr Jennifer Taylor and Professor Ian Wallace, with Dr Anthony Grenville as Honorary Secretary. The aim of the Research Centre is to promote research in the field of German-speaking exiles in Great Britain. To this end it organises conferences and publishes their proceedings, holds research seminars, and publishes its own Yearbook. Its members cooperate in the writing of scholarly studies, including a book about the German-speaking refugees from Hitler in Britain, Home from Home?, and a study of the Austrian Centre in London, 1939-47. Though the Research Centre has primarily concerned itself with the German-speaking refugees from Nazism in Britain, it aims to extend its scope to include German-speaking exiles of other periods and comparable groups such as the Czech refugees from Hitler or Italian anti-Fascists. Given its location near the heart of the principal centre of settlement of the refugees from Germany, the Research Centre readily provides advice and useful contacts to scholars and postgraduates working in the field.
From the contents: Charmian BRINSON: Autobiography in exile: the reflections of women refugees from Nazism in British exile, 1933-1945. - Alexander STEPHAN: Hetz- und Greuelpropaganda. Die Uberwachung der deutschen Exilschriftsteller in Grossbritannien durch das Auswartige Amt. - Jorg THUNECKE: Die Isle of Man-Lagerzeitungen The Camp und The Onchan Pioneer: Kultur im Ausnahmezustand."
Weitere Angaben Inhalt: Anthony GRENVILLE: Preface Elke SEEFRIED: 'A noteworthy contribution in the fight against Nazism': Hubertus Prinz zu Löwenstein im Exil Patricia CLAVIN: 'A Wandering Scholar' in Britain and the USA, 1933-45: The Life and Work of Moritz Bonn Wilfried WEINKE: 'England find ich gut!' Facetten aus Leben und Werk des Autors Robert Muller Steven W. LAWRIE: 'Es soll diese Spur doch bleiben...' Hans Jacobus: Exile, National Socialism and the Holocaust Gillian LATHEY: Eulenspiegel to Owlyglass: The Impact of the Work of the Exiled Illustrators Walter Trier and Fritz Wegner on British Children's Literature Ulrike WALTON-JORDAN: 'Although he is Jewish, he is M&S': Jewish Refugees from Nazism and Marks & Spencer from the 1930s to the 1960s Jennifer TAYLOR: Into Exile: Ernst Sommer in London Ursula HUDSON-WIEDENMANN: Exil in Großbritannien: Die Keramikerin Grete Loebenstein-Marks Andrea HAMMEL: Selma Kahn - A Provincial Exile Jon HUGHES: AJR Information in the Context of German-language Exile Journal Publication, 1933-1945 Anthony GRENVILLE: Listening to Refugee Voices: The Association of Jewish Refugees Information and Research on the Refugees from Hitler in Britain Index