Kata Ivanović was employed by Herrburger und Rhomberg for 12 years. She and her husband Slavko Ivanović have kept their old working clothes.

Kindly loaned by Kata and Slavko Ivanović

When the economy contracted, foreign workers were the first to lose their jobs. While they accounted for about two thirds of employees at Herrburger und Rhomberg in the 1970s, their much smaller share of the labour force in 1982 was a sign of the pending closure of the company's Tyrolean facilities in Innsbruck, Absam, Telfs and Matrei and the general decline of the textile industry.

Kindly loaned by Walter Ambros

Fadime Eker, née Evren, Abdulkadir Özdemir's sister-in-law, worked for Herrburger und Rhom-berg in Innsbruck from 1973 to 1976 and then for the Multessa textile company.

Kindly loaned by Abdulkadir Özdemir

From 1838 to 1983, the Vorarlberg textile manufacturer Herrburger und Rhomberg had a factory in Innsbruck, on the site now occupied by the Sillpark shopping mall. Aerial photograph, Innsbruck about 1965

Original in the possession of Innsbruck Municipal Archives

The entries in Mara Ivkić's aliens employment card include the temporary employment permits granted between 1970 and 1976. The card was introduced as a mandatory document in 1966 on the basis of the 1933 Foreign Labour Regulation, which was adopted from German law in 1941 and remained in force until the end of 1975.

Kindly loaned by Mara Ivkić

In 1979, Selahatdin Arıkan came to the Tyrol at the age of 12 as a family reunification case. After finishing school, he worked as a dishwasher at the Panoramarestaurant in winter and for the cablecar operating company in Fulpmes in summer (1980s). After completing his apprenticeship as a cablecar engineer, he was given a job at the Schlick 2000 Ski Area in the Stubai Valley. Austrian citizenship was a requirement for the apprenticeship.

Kindly loaned by Selahatdin Arıkan

Herrburger und Rhomberg organised social events for their employees and their families. Here the first pre-Christmas visit of St. Nicholas for Vesna Cekić, Innsbruck 1973.

Kindly loaned by Vesna Cekić

Multilingual brochure for the election of the works council at Tiroler Röhren- und Metallwerke (TRM), Hall 1980