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Tour de France (5) – Sharif Gemie

Miles of Aisles To Albi, way down in the south of France and a twelve-hour train journey from Nancy. I’m going in order to attend a meeting of the EXILIO network: a small research project which links researchers in Britain, … Continue reading

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Tour de France (4) – Sharif Gemie

Five years ago I visited the Chateau of Lunéville, located in the east of France. It was an extraordinary sight: this wonderful eighteenth-century building had been devastated in a fire in 2003. We walked through enormous, high rooms, with cinders … Continue reading

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Tour de France (3) – Sharif Gemie

Tour de France: Blog 3 Speaking in French I’m in the Breton capital of Rennes, enjoying an unexpected heatwave. I’m here to give a lecture in French on some of the research carried out by myself, Fiona Reid, Laure Humbert … Continue reading

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Christmas in the Camps

Displaced People and Christmas Celebrations after the Second World War It was Christmas 1946 and the congregation had filled the old Marktkirche (Market Church) in Goslar. As the bells began to peal, fifty small children waited anxiously in the transept. … Continue reading

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‘Our Work Is a Mission’

The Friends’ Relief Service and Displaced People after the Second World War Image: Members of FRS 124 leaving Tilbury for Ostend in July 1945, from the Friends’ Library, London. Used with permission of the Religious Society of Friends in Great … Continue reading

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History Cinema: “The Search”

Introduction and Screening: Thursday 18th March By the end of World War II, Europe faced a refugee crisis involving seven million people. This was a major challenge for the allied victors. Their response can be reconstructed through the memoirs and … Continue reading

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Refugees – whose responsibility?

History Workshop: Women and Refugees University of Glamorgan, G.304 and G.305: Saturday 13 March 2010, 10.00-14.00 There have always been refugees but in Europe during the 1930s and 1940s there were some of the most monumental and severe refugee crises … Continue reading

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