Vienna-London: Passage to Safety is a photographic documentary project by Marion Trestler that highlights the life stories of 21 Austrians who fled to the United Kingdom during the 1930s to escape National Socialism and remained there. Many of them arrived in Britain on the Kindertransport.
All 21 contemporary witnesses are portrayed in a SYNEMA book Vienna-London: Passage to Safety. Emigré portraits in photographs and wordswhich will be presented and available for purchase at the exhibition opening.
The launch event will be opened by Austrian Ambassador Martin Eichtinger. Marion Trestler, together with Sir Erich Reich, chairman of the AJR Kindertransport group and Dr Diane Silverthorne, University of the Arts, London, will introduce the project which also includes a film.
The project and book have been produced with the support of the Austrian Zukunftsfond (Future Fund) and The TANA TRUST.
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