In this selection of memoirs compiled by Mai Maddisson, UW alum Merike Tamm (M.A. ’69, Ph.D., ’76) recounts her experience as a child born in a refugee camp in Germany, to Estonian parents, in 1946. She arrived in the US with her family in 1951, and went on to write a dissertation on Jane Austen under the direction of Joe Wiesenfarth.
, Mai Maddisson.“Estonia’s War Children: A Fractured Generation: Their First Five Years in Their New Lands.” 2015: n. pag. Print.