Young Austria. Exile in England

The Austrian Non-Profit KunstPlatzl documents stories and photographs of early so-called Young Austrians, the Exile Youth Organization in Great Britain, which acted as an anti-fascist movement. The Young Austrians interviewed for this project today are between 85 and 95 years old.

The project also documented those already passed away through the help of descendants and the Documentation Archive of the Austrian Resistance (DOW). Initiated by Erich Herzl and Sonja Frank, the project aims to keep the stories of Young Austrians alive, primarily through the use of photographs, and also chronicles the political engagement after World War II.

The exhibit will be on display at the Volkshochschule Hietzing in Vienna during March 2012.