European Perspectives on the War in Ukraine
Life in Exile

Fence Photo (detail): Edwin Remsberg © mauritius images/age fotostock

What does it mean to live in exile, forcefully displaced from one’s home? In this collection of articles, European writers offer a glimpse into the reality of life as a refugee from the war in Ukraine. Everyday details — dishes piled in the sink, food left to rot in the freezer — give shape to the abstract implications of being uprooted.


More About Living in Exile

In the podcast series THE BIG POND, journalists tackle a wide range of German-American subjects from a fresh transatlantic perspective. In these episodes, the producers explore two vastly different topics related to living in exile: a community of German artists who found refuge in California and the prized possessions that immigrants brought with them to U.S. Listen below.