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Disabled Children and the Immigration of DP Families after WWII

12 May 2016 @ 5.30 pm - 7.00 pm

An Australian Studies Research Network with Ruth Balint.

This paper draws on extensive original archival research to consider a hidden history of the children left behind, in the light of recent historiography of the new humanitarianism of the postwar era, which mostly assumes that keeping the family together was a priority at all costs, and the ongoing, persistent influence of eugenics in immigration policies of western governments after the Second World War.