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Andrea Hammel

Professor of German, Aberystwyth University

Andrea Hammel is Professor of German and the Director of the Centre for the Movement of People (CMOP) at Aberystwyth University. Her research centres around the history and memory of those who fled National Socialism in the 1930s and 40s, and especially the Kindertransport. Her most recent work involves comparative studies with refugees in the 21st century and a project that looked at Refugees from National Socialism in Wales ( Her recent books include Finding Refuge: Stories of the men, women and children who fled to Wales to escape the Nazis (Honno, 2022) and The Kindertransport: What Really Happened (Polity, 2023)


  • –present
    Reader in German, Aberystwyth University