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Album - Autographs, Claire Wieser, Germany, circa 1932 Document Reg. No: HT 16979

Autograph album collated by Claire French (nee Wieser) from friends and relatives, circa 1932. Of particular interest is a transfer of a boy with the Nazi flag which Claire tried to remove at the time. She recalls removing entries with Nazi symbols whenever they were placed in her book and remembers other imagery was encouraged to be subdued. Claire brought the book with her when she migrated to Australia from Germany in 1951 with her family. The Wieser family's migration experience, is one of statelessness and displacement, both during World War II and afterwards, and of continual movement and fracturing of the family upon their arrival in Australia.
Coloured floral fabric covered cover, filled with inscriptions in German and Italian as well as ink illustrations. Includes some 'stuck in' pictures. Most entries are dated 1932 and 1933.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Dr Claire French, 2003
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 172 mm (Height), 137 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: german communities, german immigration, cultural identity, autographs, albums, italian communities
Themes this item is part of: Wieser Family Collection, Wieser Family, German Migrants, 1951, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Brought Goods
Tertiary Classification: mementoes
User: Dr Claire French, Germany, circa 1932
User: Dr Claire French, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950s

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