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|Title:||"The Statue of Liberty Did Not Give Us the Hitler Salute": Autobiographies and Oral Histories of Exiled Austrian Jews||Authors:||Wimmer, Adi||Keywords:||Exile-and-expulsion literature; exiled Austrian Jews - autobiographies and oral histories||Issue Date:||1995||Publisher:||EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste||Source:||Adi Wimmer, “ "The Statue of Liberty Did Not Give Us the Hitler Salute": Autobiographies and Oral Histories of Exiled Austrian Jews", in: Prospero. Rivista di Letterature Straniere, Comparatistica e Studi Culturali, II (1995), pp. 79-93||Series/Report no.:||Prospero. Rivista di Letterature Straniere, Comparatistica e Studi Culturali
|Abstract:||The author’s purpose is to explore the traditional stance of critical literature on the experience of exile, and to juxtapose it with an alternative critical approach, based on a theory of exile-and-expulsion literature as a literature of trauma. Beforehand, however, the term “exile” and its distinction from related concepts such as “emigration/émigré” are defined. Citations taken out of biographies and interviews of concerned Austrian Jews give us an image of the situation these exiles found themselves in: the obstacles encountered when trying to get out of Nazi-Austria and into another country, the difficulties in the relation with the host country, its language and culture, and later on, the consideration of a possible return to Austria. Finally the focus is on the problems faced by those who, trying to overcome their trauma, wrote down their stories.||URI:||http://hdl.handle.net/10077/7052||ISSN:||1123-2684|
|Appears in Collections:||1995 / 2 Prospero. Rivista di culture anglo-germaniche|
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