Theodor Kramer Gesellschaft


YOUNG AUSTRIA - Ausstellungseröffnung in der London School of Economics

Österreichische Flüchtlinge in Großbritannien im Kampf gegen den Faschismus im 2. Weltkrieg

Reception Mo. 16 Nov. 7 pm

Eröffnung der Ausstellung und Gedenktafel-Präsentation:Mo. 16. Nov. 2015 19 - 21 Uhr

Es gibt für den 11. und 16. Nov. leider absolut keine Plätze mehr. Besucher sind von 17. Nov. bis 11. Dez. 2015 von Montag bis Freitag 10:00 bis 20:00 Uhr herzlich willkommen.

London School of Economics
Atrium Gallery, Old Building, Houghton Street, London, WC2A 2AE

Die Ausstellung läuft vom Ausstellung 16. November bis zum 11. Dezember 2015

To be opened at 7:20 pm by the guest of honour Dr. Martin Eichtinger, Austrian Ambassador, Mr. Robin O'Neill, Chairman of the Anglo-Austrian Society Dr. Marietta Bearman and Prof. Charmian Brinson (Imperial College, London) and Sonja Frank, Vienna, publisher of the Young Austria documentation.
On this occassion we present the Commemorative Plaque for the building of the Austrian Centre as well as the historical-biographical exhibition of the former exile organisation Young Austria.
The exhibition portrays members and their families and their political and cultural activities. Photographs show them also as members of the British Army and the Auxiliary Territorial Service and other war workers. The exhibition displays, organised by topic, include biographical information and explanations of the photographs and the other images. Some of the material is unique and unpublished and thus an important resource for students and historians.
Sonja Frank (Vienna), granddaughter of two members of Young Austria, and publisher of Young Austria, Austrians in British Exile 1938 - 1947, For a Free, Democratic and Independent Austria, has organised an exhibition about the exile organisation Young Austria in Great Britain, with support from Dr. Marietta Bearman and Prof. Charmian Brinson (Imperial College, London).
Before the outbreak of the Second World War, the Kindertransport brought 10,000 children from Austria, Germany and Czechoslovakia to Britain. Many children from the Kindertransport became members of Young Austria between 1939 and 1947. Young Austria was the most important organisation for young Austrian refugees in Britain while Austria was part of the National Socialist "Third Reich".

Venue & Info:
London School of Economics,
Atrium Gallery, Old Building,
Houghton Street,
London, WC2A 2AE.