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Zugehörigkeiten nach dem Krieg : Kinder im Blick des alliierten Kindersuchdienstes

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Reus, Julia:
Zugehörigkeiten nach dem Krieg : Kinder im Blick des alliierten Kindersuchdienstes.
In: L'Homme : Europäische Zeitschrift für feministische Geschichtswissenschaft. Vol. 34 (2023) Issue 1 . - pp. 79-96.
ISSN 2194-5071

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After the Second World War, millions of people were affected by displacement and countless families had been separated. Children played an important role in Europe’s post-war population politics and for the international humanitarian organisations working there. This involved, among others, the mission to take care of unaccompanied minors and bring them back to their families or countries of origin. The article examines how different forms of belonging were discussed and how these discussions influenced the children’s future, using case files of the Child Search Branch of the United Relief and Rehabilitation Administration and its successor, the International Refugee Organisation. During this process, children were often placed in children’s homes for temporary care. The examples presented in this contribution reflect the influence of population politics and contemporary family and gender norms on individual and organisational interpretations of belonging and the “best interest” of a child as well as the scope of action or agency influence of those involved in the process, including the children.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Chair Recent History - 19th/20th Century > Chair Recent History - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Isabel Heinemann
Result of work at the UBT: No
DDC Subjects: 900 History and geography > 900 History
Date Deposited: 26 May 2023 06:40
Last Modified: 26 May 2023 06:40