Kategorie: Migrationsgeschichte

Trade Union Knowledge and Educational Programs for Yugoslavian Workers in West Germany, 1970s–1980s

The author examines records from trade union seminars given by IG Metall to Yugoslav workers in West Germany. Initially, the classes reflected the union’s needs, but xenophobia in the 1980s led immigrant workers to express their own concerns in these meetings.

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From the Niger to the Nile

By Madina Thiam. On February 17, 1907, a brief note went out of the Dakar office of the Governor-General of French West Africa, addressed to subordinates. The governor had learned through French newspapers that: „According to a report on Northern Nigeria … thousands of Fulanis from the Middle Niger might be migrating from the French territory and heading towards the Nile valley.“

Nationalism on the Shop Floor: Silahtarağa Electric Power Plant in the early 1920s

By Nurçin İleri. In January 1936, İzzettin Muhittin Apak, a journalist from Akşam Postası (Evening Post) decided to visit the Silahtarağa Electrical Power Plant, the main electric power supplier of Istanbul, a city with a population of 900,000. What most attracted Apak’s attention was the hospital-like cleanliness of the power plant, and that almost everything was being automated in this vast industrial place.

Displacement in Stills: German-Jewish Photographers on the Move

In this two-part piece about Jewish refugee photographers, the authors „travel to another historical context to inquire about what migrants and refugees ‚knew‘ and how they choose to communicate their knowledge in their photographic work.“

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Histories of Refuge – An Introduction

By Marcia C. Schenck. Are you interested in the history of refuge seeking in Africa? Please check out the recent blog series on Histories of Refuge. This series looks at how people have migrated, sought refuge, and settled, in and out of Africa. It also examines issues such as who gets to be called a refugee, and why?

Some Challenges for Knowledge Transfer in Jewish Displaced Persons Camps after World War II

Finding suitable teaching materials to prepare Jewish children and youth for their new lives in Palestine after having survived the Holocaust presented a unique set of challenges.

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Knowledge as a Strategy on the Migratory Routes of Polish Jewish Survivors after World War II

Using oral history, the author explores how a Polish Jewish family „used knowledge as a strategy not merely to survive but to build a new life“ in what turned out to be a highly contingent transit process.

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