Female migration from Austria after the Second World War

· Austrian Research (general)

Wednesday 15 January 2014, 7.00pm
Austrian Cultural Forum London

Dr Jill Lewis (Swansea University) examines the historical and social context of the Destination UK exhibition. Between 1948 and 1952 approximately 4,000 Austrian women travelled to the UK to work. They included factory workers, clerks, hairdressers and students. Most were recruited to work in the mills of northern England. This lecture will recount the stories of some of these women, their impressions of the UK, and the British reactions to them.

Book online or by emailing office@acflondon.org

Austrian Cultural Forum London
28 Rutland Gate
London SW7 1PQ

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