Oral history interviews
Please click on the drop-down sections below to explore the interview pages.
The stories of these musicians are quickly moving from memory to history. Following an international symposium devoted to their legacies at the Royal College of Music in 2014 we embarked on capturing these interviews, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Rothschild Foundation. Further interviews were added during the AHRC-funded project ‘Exile Estates and Music Restitution’ in 2016. The oral history research now continues as part of the AHRC project ‘Music, Migration and Mobility’ (2019-2022).
Oral history interviews A-G
Oral history interviews H-L
Oral history interviews M-S
Oral history interviews T-Z
Find out about musicians who emigrated from Germany & Austria to Britain in the 1930s
View in-depth articles about the history of migrant musicians from Nazi Europe in Britain
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