75th Anniversary: Los ninos in Southampton

The 12/13 May will see celebrations in Southampton to commemorate the arrival of ‘los ninos’ (child refugees) in Southampton. They were fleeing the civil war in Spain and were welcomed and given a home in the Southampton area (amongst other areas in the UK and across the globe).

On the 12th May, there will be a ceremony to hand over the archive of the Basque Children’s Association officially to the library at the University of Southampton, and on the 13th May, there will be a day devoted to discussion around how the stories of the Basque children have been represented in film: When history meets memory and the arts: The story of Spanish Civil War evacuee children in film. Two key OpenLIVES researchers have been involved in organising the weekend of activities (Alicia Pozo-Gutierrez and Irina Nelson).

Research work around the stories of the Basque children is related to the work of the OpenLIVES project. However, we intend to digitise and publish a broader range of emigrant testimonies relating to returning migrants and refugees who fled to countries other than the UK and at different times during the civil war. I will attend the weekend event to document and collect new materials for sharing as part of the project.

Kate B


About LLAS projects team

The LLAS Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies at the University of Southampton run projects related to these subject areas, and offer staff development training and events.
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