The main topic of this diploma thesis is writing in exile, and it deals with the work of the two exile authors Hilde Spiel and Stella Rotenberg. Both fled from the Nazi regime to Britain. The central question of this thesis is whether the different experience of their lives and flight causes substantial aspects in the two authors writing, or whether the central themes of exile blur the boundaries of origin and can thus be analysed as central aspects in the work of both authors. After a brief overview of the historical facts of the time, the development of exile literature research from its (late) beginnings in the 1960s to the 21st century is examined. The main issue of this thesis is the analyses of the two authors writing. It can be shown that four topics (loss of home, language, inner conflict and home-coming), which can be perceived as central aspects of life in exile, found expression in the work of both writers. The thesis concludes by a didactic section showing how the topic of writing in exile and the work of Hilde Spiel and Stella Rotenberg can be approached in class.