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The Other Side: Patterns of Remembering and Forgetting by World War Two German Expellees

Andreas Kitzmann
School of Arts and Letters
Atkinson Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies
York University

Welcome!

I am preparing a research project about the experience of German expellees (the Vertriebenen, or expelled ones) after W.W.II from Eastern and South Eastern Europe who immigrated to Canada after the war. Until relatively recently, the topic of the German expulsion has been largely avoided, both in academia and the popular press. Accordingly, one of the major aims of my project is to fill this gap in existing scholarship and public discussion.

To make this study possible, I need to engage in a series of extended interviews with anyone who has lived through the experience of the expulsion. My primary aim at this point is to collect stories and recollections in the form of video taped interviews.

If you are interested in participating in this project, please contact me. Further details regarding the process and methodology of my project are detailed in this web site. Also, as the project develops, I will be adding further details and content.

thank you,

Andreas Kitzmann

kitzmann@yorku.ca

School of Arts and Letters
Atkinson Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies
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