By Charmian Brinson, Richard Dove, Jennifer Taylor (Editors), Jennifer Taylor
'Immortal Austria' used to be the identify of a theatrical festival devised by way of Austrian refugees in wartime London, the identify summarizing their collective reminiscence in their native land as a rustic of mountain surroundings, ancient grandeur and musical refinement. the truth of the rustic they'd left, and the only to which a few of them back, used to be very various. This quantity includes quite a few reports of the representations in their place of origin within the cultural creation of Austrian exiles, together with these projected via ?©migr?©s operating within the British movie undefined, these portrayed within the old novel and within the literary works of such impressive authors as Stefan Zweig, Elias Canetti and Robert Neumann. It opens with a survey of the makeup of the Austrian exile group and concludes with a research of attitudes to returning exiles, as mirrored within the post-war literary journals. the amount therefore deals scholars and academics a necessary cultural hyperlink among the pre-1934 Austria of the 1st Republic and the post-1945 Austria of the second one. desk of Contents Acknowledgements creation Austrians in Exile Anthony GRENVILLE: The Emigration of Austrians to Britain after 1938 and the Early Years of payment: A Survey Jennifer TAYLOR: The Propagandists' Propagandist: Bruno Adler's 'Kurt und Willi' Dialogues as Expression of British Propaganda pursuits Tatiana LIANI: 'Zum Emigranten habe ich kein Talent': Stefan Zweig's Exile in London Anne PEITER: Exil, Judentum und Sprache in ausgewaehlten Nachlass-Aufzeichnungen von Elias Canetti Renate FEIKES: Exil der Wiener Medizin in Grossbritannien Colin BEAVEN: Enduring Exile? Or passing acquaintance? pictures of england within the paintings of Georg Kreisler Representations of Austria Charmian BRINSON: 'Immortal Austria': Eva Priester as a Propagandist for Austria in British Exile Christian CARGNELLI: Wien-Bilder: Paul L. Stein, Richard Tauber und das britische Kino Brigitte MAYR & Michael OMASTA: Fritz Rosenfeld, Filmkritiker Tobias HOCHSCHERF: 'Kennen
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Recd. 28 August 1939), ‘Dr. Bruno Adler, Talks File 1, 1940-1962’, R. cont. 1, BBC Written Archives Centre (WAC), Caversham; unless otherwise stated subsequent correspondence is taken from this source. 3 BBC Overseas News Editor to BA, 30 August 1939. 4 Later subsumed into the Political Warfare Executive. 5 When referring to the series as a whole I have used the German form to conform with customary usage in BBC feature series, e. g. ‘Frau Wernicke’; where the title of the programme is given in English, I have used the English form; both forms are used indiscriminately in the original scripts.
23 But the refugees’ adherence to Viennese culture was not matched by a continuing sense of Austrian identity. In the absence of this and also of any deep commitment to specifically Jewish practices and beliefs and any desire to integrate into Anglo-Jewry, the refugees from Austria chose instead to build their new lives within the broad framework of British society, as did those from Germany. This extended beyond the formal acquisition of British nationality, though it did not go so far as to enable them to feel fully English.
This difficulty was overcome by employing a technique borrowed from the popular press – that is, revealing the unedifying spectacle of internecine feuds between the Party and the military. For example, in an episode broadcast the day Smolensk was taken, it was claimed that reports of German progress in Russia had led to disagreements over the assessment of the strength of the Red Army. This had prompted a dispute between the Propaganda Ministry, the Supreme High Command (OKW) and Hitler’s Headquarters (Führerhauptquartier) which, it is feared, would implicate the Führer himself: ‘Ich vermute, das OKW beabsichtigt, die ganze Verantwortung auf die Schultern des Führers abzuwälzen, sodaß, wenn es schief geht, der Generalität nichts anhaben kann’ (‘Kurt and Willi on the Generals’, l6 July 1941).