In the Children's Best Interests: Unaccompanied Refugee Children in Germany, 1945-1952Export this event to calendar

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 — 7:00 PM EST

The Waterloo Centre for German Studies invites everyone to a talk by Lynne Taylor, University of Waterloo professor of History, in a discussion about her latest book, In the Children's Best Interests: Unaccompanied Refugee Children in Germany, 1945-1952.

book cover with archival image of children just after World War TwoAfter the dust settled at the end of WWII, 700,000 displaced persons remained in the American occupation zone in Germany. Among them were 40,000 unaccompanied children - children orphaned or separated from their families by the war. Without legal guardians, these children had no one to protect or advocate for them. For the agencies responsible for their care, they were a complex problem which took years to sort out. Their story still resonates today.

The Waterloo Campus Book Store will be on site with copies of Professor Taylor's book for purchase.

Read this story about Professor Taylor's research.

Learn more about In the Children's Best Interests: Unaccompanied Refugee Children in Germany, 1945-1952

This is a free event open to all. An RSVP is not required to attend the event, but it will provide you with updates and it helps us to plan our event.

Location 
Knox Presbyterian Church

50 Erb Street West

Waterloo,
Canada

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