Beginning with a brief look at the refugee group of ‘engineers’ and a summary of the situation at the outbreak of war, this talk will step back to briefly review legislation underpinning internment in World War II.

Dr Starr-Egger will outline the backdrop to internment, describing the timeline towards release opportunities, and the lack of real intention to release internees quickly, the shadow of suspicion ever-present.

Examples of refugees who applied for release from internment on the strength of being able to help the war effort with specific inventions will form the main part of the talk.

Speaker – Dr Felicitas M. Starr-Egger, Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication

This seminar will take place both Live and Online.

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