Exile and Everyday Life


Volume Editors: Andrea Hammel and Anthony Grenville
Exile and Everyday Life focusses on the everyday life experience of refugees fleeing National Socialism in the 1930s and 1940s as well as the representation of this experience in literature and culture. The contributions in this volume show experiences of loss, strategies of adaptation and the creation of a new identity and life. It covers topics such as Exile in Shanghai, Ireland, the US and the UK, food in exile, the writers Gina Kaus, Vicki Baum and Jean Améry, refugees in the medical profession and the creative arts, and the Kindertransport to the UK.

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Andrea Hammel (DPhil Sussex, UK) is Reader in German at Aberystwyth University. Her publications include books and articles on the literature and history of German-speaking refugees from National Socialism,

Anthony Grenville (BA, DPhil, Oxford) is Consultant Editor of the Association of Jewish Refugees Journal. His publications include Jewish Refugees from Germany and Austria in Britain, 1933-1970 (Vallentine Mitchell, 2010).
Table of Contents


Andrea Hammel and Anthony Grenville

Agency in the Everyday: Subversive Discourses in the Work of Gina Kaus
Regina Christiane Range

Doris Hart at the Metropolitan Opera – The Triumph of the ‘Little People’
Rose Sillars

Negotiating a Home: Henry Rothschild and the Émigré Experience
Janine Barker

A Family Story through Letters: Dr Edith Mahler and Hans Schächter
Elizabeth Schächter

Carl Laemmle’s Protégés: Everyday Life in Exile after Escaping Nazi Germany through Help from Hollywood’s Film Mogul
Bastian Heinsohn

Everyday life of German-speaking refugees in wartime Ireland
Horst Dickel and Gisela Holfter

The Struggle to Survive: German and Austrian Refugees’ Depiction of Daily Life in Their Shanghai Exile
Jennifer E. Michaels

‘Liebe Eltern!’ ‒ ‘Liebes Kind’: Letters between Kindertransportees and their Families as Everyday Life Documents Andrea Hammel

Food in Exile
Anna Nyburg

Exilerfahrung des einsamen Intellektuellen – Jean Amérys Exilerfahrung vor 1964-66 und deren Bedeutung für sein Schreiben Jan Schröder