Aller au contenu

The Emigration Department

    The unit consists in documents relating to help for Jewish refugees in Sweden after the end of WWII. The help was provided by the refugee sections of the state body and Jewish and American sheltering organisations. It includes information on migrant societies about the return of refugees to their home countries through collective repatriation transports. Among the Jewish rescuers were mainly those whose homelands were in Western Europe. The number of people who received financial assistance for their emigration from Sweden through the refugee section amounted to over 6,000 people for the period 1945–1950. The emigration department’s archive includes the archive about handling migration issues from the Autumn of 1945 until 1966, i.e. from before and after the department’s formal existence (1946–1956). The oldest documents in the archive are from around 1940. Women refugees are also mentioned in the documents

    Original source name : Emigrationsavdelningen
    English translation : The Emigration Department
    Creator : Administration
    Document- type 2 : reports
    Reference number : SE/RA/730128/03/08
    Language(s) : Swedish
    Geographical coverage : Sweden, Western Europe
    Time range : 20thc.
    Year(s) : 1946-1966
    Theme 2 : war and displacement
    Archive name : Riksarkivet i Stockholm//Täby
    Archive name (English) : The National Archives in StockholmFyrverkarbacken 13, 112 60 Stockholm, Sweden
    City : Stockholm
    Country : Sweden
    Official website and institutional resources :
    Finding aid(s) :
    Back to the list