Refugees, Relief, and Resettlement

Refugees, Relief, and Resettlement

Refugees, Relief, and Resettlement is a digitized primary source collection. On this platform, Rutgers has access to the module The Early Cold War and Decolonization, which covers the experiences of refugees forced to flee their homelands after World War II and the government and agency operations that sought to provide relief and resettlement. It also covers the rapid end of European colonialism after World War II, national independence movements, political instabilities, and military conflicts that resulted in displacement of refugees. Events covered include the Angolan Civil War, British evacuation of India, the French-Algerian War, the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, the India-Pakistan partition, Indochina Wars, the Israeli-Arab Wars, the Korean War, and the Prague Spring of 1968.

The original materials in this module were selected from the American Council of Voluntary Agencies for Foreign Service Records found at Rutgers University Libraries' Special Collections and University Archives; the New York City Bar Association Library; and the National Archives of the United Kingdom. Material types include agency reports, correspondence, organizational records, legal briefs, personal papers, pamphlets, and ephemera. 

Rutgers does not have access to any other modules on this platform. 

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