Who do you support in a sports match when Australia play the country of your birth? That’s a tough question that the members of the German community will face on Monday 13 June 2010 watching the first game for both countries in the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa. A test of divided loyalties?
This is an old dilemma for the German and other migrants in Australia. The new book from Sydney University Press, Migration and Cultural Contact: Germany and Australia explores the precarious position of German community in the past. Fortunately things have changed since the days of the ‘enemy aliens’.