ADELAIDE, Australia (PRWEB) July 13, 2015
Author Ingrid Muenstermann is a German immigrant herself. As it is, she sheds light on “Some Personal Stories of German Immigration to Australia since 1945” (published by Xlibris AU). Her latest publication gives voice to Germany-born migrants of different educational and professional backgrounds, and is the culmination of research and of personal migrant experiences.
In 2010, the author sent out notices all over Australia, asking ‘Germans’ (most of them Australians today) to write about their experiences, about challenges and positive happenings. The responses make up this eye-opening read. This book contains 28 chapters written by Germany-born women and men from all walks of life. It is about their expectations, hardships, achievements, in a foreign environment; and it is about trying to come to terms with the past, embracing the present, and achieving a future.
“Today, more than ever, people are fleeing from their home countries,” Muenstermann observes. “Wars and civil unrests have not stopped since 1945, every migrant experience entails hardships and successes, but, compared to today’s migrant and refugee situation, the Germans were lucky to be accepted by Australian society. This book is important because it shows that the previously tolerant and accepting society has changed its outlook.”
“Some Personal Stories of German Immigration to Australia since 1945” represents the voices of these people – by letting them talk about their hopes, aspirations, achievements and disappointments. Readers are invited to listen to these voices, appreciate their strength and resilience, and be inspired by their success stories.
“Some Personal Stories of German Immigration to Australia since 1945”
By Ingrid Muenstermann
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 298 pages | ISBN 9781503503144
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 298 pages | ISBN 9781503503120
E-Book | 298 pages | ISBN 9781503503137
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Ingrid Muenstermann was born in Hamburg and immigrated to Australia in 1973. As a divorcee, mother of two and new settler, she has worked in many different ‘professions’, she studied part-time German, multiculturalism and sociology, achieved a PhD in 1997 (Social Sciences) and lectured at Australian universities such as Adelaide, Flinders and Charles Sturt. She has a keen interest in the settlement processes of migrants and in social inequality.
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