From Jenna, Germany

01 January 2020

Jenna, Kemnath, Germany

Greetings from Kemnath, in north-eastern Bavaria. We are close to the Czech border; one of the towns we like is pictured over leaf. We arrived here in 2018. Previously, my husband had worked in Yorkshire. We are a multiple-heritage couple. Racism had always been rife but it got worse after the EU referendum. My son and I are German speakers so we chose to escape here! It's a quiet town, but people are so kind. We have a train station nearby, so we travel to bigger cities a lot that way. We get so much more sunlight here, which is wonderful. We are lucky to be able to call it home. All the very best,


This postcard is one of several collated as part of collaboration between Dr Michaela Benson and the Migration Museum. A selection of these appears in the Postcards from the British in Europe installation in Departures, the museum's current exhibition exploring four centuries of emigration from Britain, bringing Britain’s emigration story and its emigrants into the national conversation about migration