Exile can take on many forms. In rare cases it might be chosen and voluntary. However, most exiled individuals have been driven away, banished, politically persecuted, or stripped of their citizenship—with no choice but to leave the places they called home. Particularly in the German-speaking region, exile is most commonly (and quite justifiably) associated with the atrocities of National Socialism. But recent geopolitical developments show how exile needs to be viewed as something more than just historical, in light of which the following pages invite you to read about some of this topic’s numerous different aspects … from work surrounding the history of exile to urgent contemporary themes.
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