Exhibit: Exile. Experience and Testimony

Walter Meckauer suitcase c.1933

The Mount Holyoke College (MHC) German Studies Department cordially invites you to attend the opening symposium for its February 2019 exhibit featuring a selection of exhibits from the new permanent exhibition of the German Exile Archive 1933-45, part of the German National Library, Frankfurt/M.

Speakers at the opening symposium

  • Karen Koehler, professor of art history at Hampshire College
    Texts in Translation, Ideas in Exile: Walter Gropius and Herbert Read
  • Leslie Fields, Head of Archives and Special Collections at Mount Holyoke College
    "I have been hidden": German Refugees at Mount Holyoke
  • Christopher Benfey, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of English and Karen Remmler, professor of German Studies at Mount Holyoke College
    Providing Refuge in Times of War: The Pontigny Encounters at Mount Holyoke College 1942-1944 and 2003
  • Rachel Rubinstein, professor of American literature and Jewish studies at Hampshire College
    “Mi Segunda Patria/Mayn tsveytn heym:” Language, Race and Homeland in Yiddish Latin American Literature Between the World Wars

Exhibition Details

The exhibition will be on display at the Williston Library from Feb. 4 to Feb. 23, 2019.

For information about accessibility, please be in touch with Dominique Rampton.

This exhibition is made possible through generous support from the Nationalbibliothek Frankfurt, with additional support from the Hunt Family Faculty Endowment.