Gerhard Fischer

Gerhard Fischer

Gerhard Fischer is adjunct professor of German and European studies at the University of New South Wales and fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.

A literary scholar and historian, Fischer has published on World War I (Enemy Aliens, UQP, 1989) and on nineteenth-century migration history, as well as on modern German and European literature and drama.

His book The Enemy at Home: German Internees in WWI Australia (with Nadine Helmi, UNSW Press, 2011) won a 2012 National Trust Heritage Award.


Dragon mother

MemoirMy China-born wife, Susan, dreamt that one day our son Max would become the Number 1 golf player in the world; in other words, rich and famous. When Susan came across a book, In Every Kid There Lurks a...

Immigration, integration, disintegration

EssayON 26 SEPTEMBER 1999, the Governor-General delivered the opening address at the inaugural Australian Conference on Lutheran Education at a Gold Coast resort.[i] In his speech, Sir William Deane offered an apology to members of the German–Australian community present...

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