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Discrimination and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in the Lives of Child Refugees of the 1930s: Learning for the Present and the Future

ACE Hub Wales is delighted to share this new report launched by the Centre for the Movement of People at Aberystwyth University to coincide with Refugee Week 2022.

It is the second part of a research project, funded by ACE Hub Wales,  which explores oral histories from people who escaped the threats of the National Socialist dictatorship and the Holocaust as children.

Researchers Anita H. Grosz, Dr Stephanie Homer and Dr Andrea Hammel used testimonies from people who sought sanctuary in the UK as children and settled here permanently after the Second World War.

Their experiences provided a unique opportunity to look at the long-term consequences of what happened to them as children, and in particular to investigate the impacts of the racism, anti-Semitism, xenophobia and discrimination they encountered.

The report suggests ways to minimise exclusion and discrimination based on race, religion, and refugee status, and proposes ways to improve inclusion and acceptance of individuals forced to migrate.

You can download it here.