Band 2: LEBENSLINIEN. Deutsch-jüdische Familiengeschichten

“The trauma of exile is indelible…” Paths Taken by the Aub Family of Augsburg (German/English)

The LIFELINES project was launched in 2002 as a contribution to the commemoration of the 1938 Kristallnacht pogrom. The eyewitness project was accepted into the Leo Baeck program “Jewish Life in Germany – School and Higher Education,” the financial support of which enabled the Jewish Culture Museum Augsburg-Swabia to initiate its own LIFELINES publication series in 2008. In November 2009, the second volume entitled “The trauma of exile is indelible…” Paths Taken by the Aub Family of Augsburg by Monika Müller was published and presented to the public during the 2009 LIFELINES eyewitness project. It tells the story of the Aub family of Augsburg and describes the discrimination and social exclusion of the Jewish-Christian family by the Nazi regime. Forced to separate by the emigration of their Jewish father, his story of lonely exile in Sierra Leone and Jamaica is depicted as well as the dangerous life led by his wife and their three children in the Nazi state. The family was finally reunited after the end of WWII and could begin a new life together in Jamaica. Numerous photos and contemporary documents graphically depict the family’s fate and animate to read on.

Monika Müller, LIFELINES. German-Jewish Family Stories: “The trauma of exile is indelible…” Paths Taken by the Aub Family of Augsburg, Volume 2, published by Benigna Schönhagen for the Jewish Culture Museum Augsburg-Swabia, Augsburg 2009, 88 pages, color and b/w photos, texts in German and English. ISBN: 978-3-9812246-3-4. Price 10 euros plus postage and handling.

Order from: Jewish Culture Museum Augsburg-Swabia, Halderstrasse 6-8, D-86510 Augsburg, tel. +49 (0) 821 – 513658, fax +49 (0) 821 – 513626, or office@jkmas.de