Great Britain was a centre of refuge for Jewish refugees and political exiles from Nazi-occupied Europe. Many individuals and organisations assisted refugees in escaping occupied Europe and supporting them once they arrived in Britain, other lobbied against the ‘flood' of immigrants. Hundreds of leaflets, fliers and pamphlets were produced quickly and cheaply during this time, reflecting the mood and tensions in a way that formal records cannot.
The Wiener Library has been collecting material since 1933, and we consequently have a particularly good collection of this kind of contemporary material. Our collection includes leaflets in support of refugees such as “Are refugees an asset?”, leaflets for refugees such as “The Do's and Don'ts for Refugees”, and others highlighting issues around immigration, for example “The Child Estranging Movement: an exposé on the alienation of Jewish refugee children in Great Britain from Judaism”.
You can find this material in our Online Catalogue by refining a relevant subject search by the year of publication. We also have subject guides for Refugees and The Kindertransport which tells you how to find relevant material.