Digital Audio Tape of an interview with Anna and Ervin Apinis about their migration experiences following World War II. Anna Apinis was born in 1913 in Latvia. She attended weaving lessons in Liepaja in Latvia from 1930 to 1933 and spent hours at the nearby Liepaja Ethnographic Museum, recording traditional fabric designs in her notebooks. Anna had a loom constructed for her by fellow (male) survivors of World War II at a Displaced Persons camp in Germany. Anna migrated to Australia in 1950, with her father Ernest, husband Ervins and their son Erik, her precious loom came also. This was a blessing as her obsession with weaving helped to ease the pain of displacement and separation that she and her husband Ervins felt in their new land.

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An oral history interview in two parts (recorded over two separate sessions) about the migration experience of the late Anna and Ervin Apinis after World War II. The interview covers their time spent in a displaced persons camp in Germany, their arrival in Australia, and their initial accommodation in the Parkes and Greta migrant camps in New South Wales.

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Two Digital Audio Tapes

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