Out of Austria (häftad)
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Out of Austria (häftad)

Out of Austria

The Austrian Centre in London in World War II

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The Austrian Centre was established in London in 1939 by Austrians seeking refuge from Nazi Germany, of whom 30,000 had reached Britain by the outbreak of World War II. It soon developed into a comprehensive social, cultural and political organisation with a theatre and a weekly newspaper of its own. A Communist-influenced organisation, it also followed a distinct political agenda. In the first book on the cultural and political life of Austrian refugees in Britain, Out of Austria assesses and evaluates the Austrian Centre's activities and achievements, while also examining the Austrians' often fraught relations with their British hosts. It gives a fascinating insight into such figures as Sigmund Freud, who became the Centre's Honorary President during his final months and the poet Erich Fried, then an unknown seventeen-year-old, and sheds light on the interaction of politics and culture against the background of exile in wartime Britain.
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Marietta Bearman, Charmian Brinson, Richard Dove, Anthony Grenville and Jennifer Taylor have all published extensively in the field of German-speaking exile in Britain and are members of the Research Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies.


Introduction Richard Dove Part One 1. 'A Very Ambitious Plan': The Early Days of the Austrian Centre, Charmian Brinson 2. The Politics of the Austrian Centre, Anthony Grenville Part Two 3. Kulturpolitik in Exile, Richard Dove 4. The Press of the Austrian Centre, Jennifer Taylor 5. Publishing with a Purpose: Free Austrian Books, Charmian Brinson and Richard Dove 6. Acting for Austria: The Laterndl and other Austrian Theatre Groups, Richard Dove 7. 'A Taste of True Culture, a Taste of Vienna, a Taste of Life': Music at the Austrian Centre, Charmian Brinson Part Three 8. The 'Robinson Crusoes of Paddington' and the British: Relations between the Free Austrians and their British Hosts, Charmian Brinson 9. 'Austria Tomorrow'?: Planning for a Post-War Austria, Marietta Bearman 10. 'No Easy Matter': Closure -and After, Marietta Bearman and Charmian Brinson