From “Refugees” to “Enemy Aliens”: Germans and Austrians in Aberystwyth during the Second World War

Morris Brodie, Digital Intern at Aberystwyth University In the Ceredigion Archives in Aberystwyth, there is a book compiled by the Cardiganshire Police in 1939 containing photographs of Jewish refugees who fled from Nazi tyranny before the Second World War. These are not records of Welsh hospitality, however. They are arrest records, taken as a result Read More

Aberystwyth Castle Park Co-Curation Event, 22 August 2021

Morris Brodie, Digital Intern at Aberystwyth University On 22 August 2021, we held our second live co-curation event with local refugees. In addition to some refugees and volunteers from AberAid, who we met at our earlier event at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre in July, we were joined by volunteers from Croeso Teifi and a refugee Read More

Behind the Glass: Mysteries of the Imperial War Museum

Morris Brodie, Digital Intern at Aberystwyth University Early in July 2021, in my role as Digital Intern at Aberystwyth University for the Second World War and Holocaust Partnership Programme (SWWHPP), I was lucky enough to get a behind-the-scenes look at the IWM London. Alongside three other interns from Partner organisations in Newcastle, Huddersfield and Bodmin Read More

Account of Co-Curation Event, 14 July 2021

Morris Brodie, Digital Intern at Aberystwyth University Earlier this week, as part of the Second World War and Holocaust Partnership Programme (SWWHPP), we held our first co-curation event with local refugees and volunteers. For our project, ‘Refugees from National Socialism in Wales: Learning from the Past for the Future’, we are co-creating a film and Read More