Thursday, 7 April 2011

Tracing child Holocaust survivors

This is not directly Latin America-related, but it has obviously resonances for the region. The BBC drew my attention to a new project by the US Holocaust Memorial Museum hoping to find out what happened to some of the children who survived the Holocaust but became separated from their families.

The BBC article also included an amazing radio clip of 1945 broadcasts made in the UK. It's quite eery to hear the extremely well-spoken presenter (as they all were, in those days) reading out the horrors the young people had lived through. I'd not heard of these broadcasts before. I wonder what the chances were of them finding their relatives?

Remember Me: Displaced Children of the Holocaust
Tracing children of the Holocaust using social media (BBC)

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