Digging up the Doll: Inherited Memories of the Removal of German Nationals From Eastern Europe
A lecture by Linda Warley, University of Waterloo
In this paper Prof. Warley considers her 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. Prof. Warley will discuss how her mother’s story—and those like it—are passed on to their children and become part of the next generation’s subjectivities.
Linda Warley teaches in the English department at the University of Waterloo where she is also the Associate Dean, Graduate Studies in Arts.