Did you know it’s Refugee Week?

Refugee Week is a UK-wide programme of arts, cultural and educational events that celebrate the contribution of refugees to the UK, and encourages a better understanding between communities.

Here at Manchester Archives+ we have gathered material from our collections that relate to the history of refugees in Manchester. Every day during Refugee Week we will blog/tweet/post images of this material in order to make people more aware of the issues that refugees to this city have faced and are still facing.

These collections are available to view in our search room and we encourage you to come in and look at them at any point. Search our collection!

Today’s post is from a report on the activities of the Manchester Jewish Refugees Committee from June 1943. It is a positive report accounting the success of the committee and bears testimony to “the courage and determination possessed by the majority of refugees, who, in spite of their suffering and almost insurmountable difficulties, have in the course of a few years been able to take root in entirely new surroundings, and begin to build for themselves a new life.”

Ref No: GB127.M533/1/1/2/11

Check back here for more Refugee related Archive material tomorrow.