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  • Buchpräsentation „Österreich – Polen“

    Buchpräsentation „Österreich – Polen“

    17:00 -20:00
    03. 11. 2021

    Präsentation des Sammelbandes

    „Österreich – Polen: Stationen gemeinsamer Geschichte im 20. Jahrhundert“

    hg. von Wanda Jarząbek und Peter Ruggenthaler

    Nähere Informationen können dem Programm (PDF) entnommen werden

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  • Talk: Wirtschafts- und Sozialhistoriker Walter Iber bei „Guten Morgen Österreich“

    Talk: Wirtschafts- und Sozialhistoriker Walter Iber bei „Guten Morgen Österreich“

    08:30 -09:00
    22. 11. 2021

    Walter Iber, Wirtschafts- und Sozialhistoriker an der Uni Graz sowie assoz. wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am BIK, spricht über den Lockdown in der Vorweihnachtszeit und mögliche Auswirkungen auf Gesellschaft und Wirtschaft bei „Guten Morgen Österreich“.

    Der Beitrag wurde am Mo., 22.11.2021 um 8.30 Uhr ausgestrahlt und kann bis 26.11. hier abgerufen werden: Link zur Sendung

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  • 18:45 -20:15
    24. 11. 2021

    C.IAS Lecture Series “Inter-American History and Culture”, University of Graz

    Mittwoch, 24. November 2021, 18:45 Uhr bis 20.15 Uhr

    Online presentation, link: https://unimeet.uni-graz.at/b/cwi-ery-125-wse

     

    Vortrag Andrea Strutz

    Starting a new life elsewhere: Flight and Integration Stories of Jewish Refugees in Canada and the United States of America

    The lecture deals with the expulsion of the Jewish population from Nazi Germany and in particular with the possibilities of fleeing to Canada and the United States of America. It discusses conditions under which refugees were able to find admission and asylum there, the difficulties they encountered, and how the situation of refugees changed after the outbreak of World War II in 1939, as they became “enemy aliens” in countries at war with Nazi Germany (e.g., Canada, Great Britain).

    Furthermore, the talk explores subsequent lives of Jewish refugees in North America. Based on individual life stories (with a special focus on Austrians), the possibilities for a new beginning in a different social and cultural world will be discussed. In this context, it should be mentioned that in the postwar period some of these refugees moved from Canada to the United States or vice versa, from the United States to Canada (e.g., for study, work reasons, marriage). The case studies will be used to discuss limitations and opportunities these women and men experienced in their respective host societies, the extent to which it was possible for them to continue professional careers interrupted by the expulsion or to build new ones, and what factors were essential for a successful integration into the host society (e.g., age, gender, education, knowledge and special skills). The talk will also highlight achievements of such refugees in various fields such as art and culture, economy or academia from which Canada and the United States much benefited.

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