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ESR completes research residence at University of Birmingham

In February 2018, Lukas Schretter spent three weeks conducting research at the University of Birmingham. He studied the history of unmarried motherhood in Great Britain in the 20th century, examined the efforts of the British non-governmental organisation “The National Council for the Unmarried Mother and her Child” to support mothers of “Besatzungskinder” (“Occupation Children”) after World War II, and participated in an ESR workshop on current research findings. Non-governmental support for “Occupation Children” in Austria and Germany Children born to Allied soldiers and Austrian or German mothers after World War II, commonly referred to as “Besatzungskinder”, often grew up in poor circums

Children fathered by British soldiers in Austria after World War II: Childhood experiences and the c

Children fathered by Allied soldiers and growing up with single mothers in Austria and Germany, commonly referred to as „Besatzungskinder“ (Occupation Children), often experienced adverse socioeconomic conditions in childhood and adolescence. Against this background, the University of Leipzig – in cooperation with the University of Greifswald and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Research on Consequences of War in Graz – carried out two quantitative research projects on the psychosocial consequences of growing up as a “Besatzungskind” after World War II. Learning about the theoretical and methodological background of the scholarly projects, Lukas Schretter completed a research residence at

CHIBOW researchers to present at workshop on the Eastern European Regions 1945 - 1960

At the end of this month, CHIBOW partner organisation, German Historical Institute Warsaw (DHIW), in partnership with CHIBOW beneficiary Klaipeda University, will bring together researchers working on topics relating to the postwar period (1945 - 1960) in the Eastern European Regions. Researchers will offer different perspectives on the emerging new society in this period. During the workshop, CHIBOW ESR Lisa Haberkern (University of Silesia, Katowice) will present her research on Upper Silesia and ESR Jakub Galeziowski (University of Augsburg) will present his research on children in the post-war period in Poland. Both will explore the precarity of finding self in post-conflict societies f

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