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The Displaced – German Refugees in 1945 by Alan Pringle, a BRLSI event

22 February @ 7:30 pm 9:00 pm

The Displaced - German Refugee families

The story of refugees in post-war Germany in 1945. A brief, introductory presentation in German will be followed by a discussion based on the diary entries and letters of a family fleeing the occupation of Silesia by the Soviet Army in early 1945. Learn more about a little-known aspect of Germany’s post-war experience.

The aim is to provide first-hand experience of this escape route by translation of extracts into English. By sharing these translations, Alan Pringle hopes to empathise with the physical and emotional journey undertaken by the members of one refugee family. Please be prepared to participate actively. The extracts used will be short and accessible to anyone with a reasonable knowledge of German.

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The Bath Royal and Literary Scientific Institution (BRLSI), supports Science, Literature and Art to the City of Bath and now, thanks to the power of digital technology, the wider world. They provide a community hub for those interested in cultural activities and a host of smaller cultural societies that meet in our building. As if that were not enough, they also maintain a rich geographical and ethnological collection of world renown and importance. BRLSI are celebrating their 200th anniversary this year. Find out more about what is happening

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