Refugees from Nazism: More than Victims and Witnesses
11 May 2022, 16:00:00
Liberated from Nazi persecution, women who came to Sweden as refugees in the 1940s were actively engaged in rebuilding their lives, helping themselves and others in the process. Nonetheless, they are typically portrayed as marginal figures in narratives of Swedish society and history. My research contributes to illuminating the significant and important roles these women played in post-war Sweden.
Victoria is writing her PhD at LiU. She examines the survivors of Nazi persection who came to Sweden as refugees during and after WWII, with a special focus on women and gender.