Refugees, Relief, & Resettlement: Forced Migration & World War II chronicles the plight of refugees and displaced persons across Europe, North Africa, and Asia from 1935 to 1950 through correspondence, reports, studies, organizational and administrative files and more. It is the first multi-sourced digital collection to consider the global scope of the refugee crisis leading up to, through, and after World War II.
The archive focuses on those who were forced to flee, migrate, and resettle inside and outside national borders owing to war, the Holocaust, and ethnic and political persecution. It also addresses the unique factors to give rise to the many kinds of refugees, from evacuees and displaced persons, to population transferees, mandatory workers, and forced laborers.
This collection can also be searched on Gale Primary Sources, an integrated platform that combines Gale’s digital archives into a single cross-searchable interface.