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Special Collections launches new Basque child refugees "Telling their stories" resource

Published: 4 May 2020
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Special Collections is pleased to present its new Basque child refugees "Telling their stories" web page. This features documents drawing on oral histories, manuscript memoirs, other testimonies and writings to develop a series telling the stories of the individuals in their own voices.

You can access the resource here: https://southampton.ac.uk/archives/resources/voices.page

The resources begin with material relating to the Basque child refugees who arrived in Southampton in May 1937. Taken from a number of oral histories and from magazines and writings of the children, these provide a picture of the journey from Bilbao to Southampton, the arrival in the UK, the camp at North Stoneham, life in the colonies and more generally within the UK.

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