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Selected Reference Sources

  • Search Keyword "Exile" in the online Gale Virtual Reference Library. See articles from Encyclopedia of Religion, Encyclopedia of Judaica, Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture, Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History, Encyclopedia of Political Communication, and more.

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Selected Book Sources

Selected Film Sources

Suggested Socrates Search: everything "authors or artists" AND everything "exile" and format: films/visual

Suggested Databases

Selected Websites

  • Researching German Exiles: Exiled German Intellectuals in Los Angeles: Profiles of over a dozen prominent members of the German émigré community in Southern California during the 1930s and 1940s (including Bertolt Brecht, Thomas Mann, Ludwig Marcuse, Erich Maria Remarque, and Bruno Walter). Entries feature biographical information; many feature photographs of homes. From the Feuchtwanger Memorial Library, University of Southern California (USC).
  • Writers in Prison: This website features writers who have been imprisoned for what they write or for their peaceful political activities. In addition to extensive information about jailed writers worldwide, find information about a rapid action network, and background about writers in exile. Includes a "Prisoner of the Month." From the Writers in Prison Committee of International PEN, a writers' organization.
  • WWOZ (New Orleans 90.7 FM) is New Orleans' jazz and heritage music radio station. In September 2005, after it lost its facility due to Hurricane Katrina, WWOZ began broadcasting "in exile" online. In addition to sound streams in multiple formats, the site offers a list of New Orleans musicians who escaped the hurricane and its aftermath, and information about benefit concerts. Includes some basic links about disaster recovery.
  • Bertolt Brecht Turns 100: "Provides background information about Bertolt Brecht, explores some of his experiences between 1941 and 1947 when he lived in Southern California, and showcases archival materials in [the University of Southern California's] Feuchtwanger Memorial Library." Features information on playwright Lion Feuchtwanger, and Brecht's appearance before the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC). Note: audio on this site not working.