UWaterloo English’s own Linda Warley will be giving a talk on Thursday, November 26, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in ML 245. The talk is titled “Digging up the Doll: Inherited Memories of the Removal of German Nationals From Eastern Europe” and will be hosted by the Department of German & Slavic Studies.
“Digging up the Doll: Inherited Memories of the Removal of German Nationals From Eastern Europe”
In this paper I consider my mother’s experiences as a child refugee in 1945. She was just one of millions of German nationals who were forced from their homes in various parts of Eastern Europe during the final months of WWII when Hitler and Stalin moved the borders. I discuss how my mother’s story—and those like it—are passed on to their children and become part of the next generation’s subjectivities.