Book presentation: „Und ich reise noch immer. Die Geschichte des Hans Kohlseisen zwischen Gmünd, Stadlau und Irland“
On December 10, 1938, the 13-year-old Hans Kohlseisen traveled to England on a children’s transport organized by the Dutch Quakers. He spent the following twelve years in Ireland, separated from his family, which had been torn asunder by the Nazi regime.
In his memoirs, Hans Kohlseisen talks of his childhood in a small Austrian town and the abrupt change in the life of his family following the Anschluss in 1938. Kohlseisen’s biography continues in a little-studied exile country. It also shows how a traumatized person can find the will to live again.
Margarete Affenzeller is arts editor of the Austrian daily newspaper Der Standard. She writes for Theater der Zeit and is a member of the Nestroy Prize jury.
Gabriele Anderl is a freelance researcher and author in Vienna. She has worked since 1987 in the Documentary Archive of Austrian Resistance, specializing in oral history research and conducting numerous interviews with survivors of the Shoah.
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