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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 literatureexiled 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
II (1995)
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.
Type: Article
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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