Vienna - London: Passage to Safety

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Vienna - London: Passage to Safety

  • Thu 15 Mar 2018
  • 7:00PM
Vienna - London: Passage to Safety book cover
Vienna - London: Passage to Safety book cover
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Austrian Cultural Forum London
28 Rutland Gate
London SW7 1PQ

Vienna-London: Passage to Safety is a photographic documentary project by Marion Trestler that highlights the life stories of 21 Austrians who fled to the United Kingdom during the 1930s to escape National Socialism and remained there. Many of them arrived in Britain on the Kindertransport.

All 21 contemporary witnesses are portrayed in a SYNEMA book Vienna-London: Passage to Safety. Emigré portraits in photographs and words which will be presented and available for purchase at the exhibition opening.

The launch event will be opened by Austrian Ambassador Martin Eichtinger. Marion Trestler, together with Sir Erich Reich, chairman of the AJR Kindertransport group and Dr Diane Silverthorne, University of the Arts, London, will introduce the project which also includes a film.

The exhibition continues until Friday 27 April 2018.

The project and book have been produced with the support of the Austrian Zukunftsfond (Future Fund) and The TANA TRUST.

More info about the project www.mariontrestler.com

Book orders: www.artdata.co.uk