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Remembering Mum and Dad: Family History Making by Children of Eastern European Refugees

Dellios, Alexandra


This article explores the memory-making of descendants of post-war displaced persons from Eastern Europe now living in Australia. Their processes to uncover their parents’ wartime, refugee and settlement pasts are mediated through public and personal forums. Accordingly, this analysis is framed by a theory of post-memory, which considers the narrative effects of living in close proximity to (the sometimes concealed) stories of their parents’ displacement and family separation. This cohort...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Immigrants and Minorities
DOI: 10.1080/02619288.2018.1471854


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