Voices from Exile

Essays in Memory of Hamish Ritchie


Editor: Ian Wallace
The sixteen essays in this volume are a tribute to Hamish Ritchie’s deep interest in exile as a literary and historical phenomenon. The first eight focus on the British and Irish context, including studies of Jürgen Kuczynski and his family, Martin Miller, Lilly Kann, Hermann Sinsheimer, Albin Stuebs, Ludwig Hopf and Paul Bondy, as well as contributions on the Association of Jewish Refugees and the exile experience as reflected in Klaus Mann’s Der Vulkan. The following four contributions widen the discussion to encompass Germany, the Netherlands, Austria and Yugoslavia by focusing on the diaries of Anne Frank and Etty Hillesum, the early poetry of Bertolt Brecht, and works by Vladimir Vertlib, Aleksandar Ajzinberg, and David Albahari. The historical dimension is deepened with contributions on William Joyce, Joseph Jonas, the marginalisation of the mass emigration of the Jews within German memory, and the ‘exile’ of princesses for whom until recent times marriage often meant a life far from home.

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Ian Wallace is Emeritus Professor of German at the University of Bath, UK. His principal research interests and publications are in the fields of GDR literature and German literary exile. Recent book publications include Feuchtwanger and Remigration (ed. 2013) and Vision and Reality (co-ed. with Richard Dove 2014). In 1979 he founded the series GDR Monitor (later renamed German Monitor) and was its editor until 2008. He has been President of the International Feuchtwanger Society since it was founded in 2001. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of the Yearbook of the Research Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies (London).
Table of Contents

Ian Wallace: Foreword
Richard Dove: Obituary ‒ J. M. (Hamish) Ritchie
Charmian Brinson: “Very much a Family Affair”: the Kuczynski Family and British Intelligence
Richard Dove: A Tale of Two Cities: the Actors Lilly Kann and Martin Miller in Berlin and London 1933-1945
Deborah Vietor-Engländer: “Sehnsucht ohne Wiederkehr”: Hermann Sinsheimer´s Exile inside Germany and in London
Ian Wallace: “die Wiederentdeckung des Menschen”: Albin Stuebs and the Exile’s Return
Steven W. Lawrie: “Und wir sind nicht vergessen”: Refugees and the Literary Representation of Exile from National Socialism
Gisela Holfter: “He was a friend of the greatest geniuses of his time – indeed, he was one of them” – Ludwig Hopf (1884-1939)
Jennifer Taylor: A Grass Roots View of Prisoner of War Re-education: Paul Bondy’s Contribution to the Lecture Programme
Anthony Grenville: Guardians of a Heritage: the Editors of the Association of Jewish Refugees Journal
Edward Timms with Elsa Strietman: The House Behind and the Space Within: Existential Dialogues in the Diaries of Anne Frank and Etty Hillesum
Ronald Speirs: Mundus totus exilium: a Theme in Brecht’s Early Poetry, and its Consequences
Andrea Reiter: Found in Translation: Vladimir Vertlib’s Early Prose and the Creative Process
Marian Malet: Narrating the Jews of Belgrade and the Second World War
Colin Holmes: William Joyce, Lord Haw-Haw and the German Connection
Bill Niven: Jewish Exile in German Memory
Helen Watanabe-O’Kelly: Princesses as Exiles? Foreign Consorts at European Courts 1550-1750
Gerald Newton: An Imperial German Consulate in Sheffield. Its Rise and Fall, 1892-1914
Anyone interested in German culture, German history, exile studies.