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In: Exile and Everyday Life


This contribution examines the role of gender regarding memoirs by former Kinder­transpor­tees and other child refugees who fled to the UK. It will discuss the different experiences of male and female Kinder­transpor­tees and the different ways male and female authors represent these experiences, and the issue of memoirs as social history sources as well as literary narratives. Embedding the discussion in wider debates on Holocaust Studies and memory literature by refugees and exiles, it will give examples of gendered memory narratives from a number of Kindertransport memoirs.

In: Exile and Gender I
In: Refugees from the Third Reich in Britain
In: Exile in and from Czechoslovakia during the 1930s and 1940s
In: ‘Immortal Austria’?
In: Refugee Archives
In: The Kindertransport to Britain 1938/39
In: Daphnis
In: Exile and Everyday Life
In: Exile and Everyday Life