Female migration from Austria after the Second World War

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Talk Conference

Female migration from Austria after the Second World War

  • Wed 15 Jan 2014
  • 7:00PM
photos by Marion Trestler
photos by Marion Trestler

Austrian Cultural Forum London

28 Rutland GateLondon SW7 1PQ

UK

T 020 7225 7300

F 020 7225 7300

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Dr Jill Lewis (Swansea University) examines the historical and social context of the Destination UK exhibition. Between 1948 and 1952 approximately 4,000 Austrian women travelled to the UK to work. They included factory workers, clerks, hairdressers and students. Most were recruited to work in the mills of northern England. This lecture will recount the stories of some of these women, their impressions of the UK, and the British reactions to them.