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Cambridge Refugee Committee



The Cambridge Refugee Committee was formed in response to the Austrian crisis of March 1938. It organised the financial assistance and placement of refugees from Germany, Czechoslovakia and elsewhere, most of whom were Jewish.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:


Cambridge Refugee Committee: Minutes and papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7974
Dates: 1938-1959 (circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Readers must complete a Data Protection Act undertaking prior to consulting this collection.

Kathleen Louise Wood-Legh: Correspondence and Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8384
Scope and Contents

Research material, correspondence and examples of Wood-Legh's work.

Dates: 1854-1982
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (

Papers of Margareta (Greta) Burkill

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8433
Scope and Contents

Papers concerning Margareta Burkill’s work with German and Austrian refugee children before, during and after the Second World War. The collection includes Burkill’s memoir and some correspondence. There are also notes on the children, including details of their accommodation during the war and their later careers. Also included is material relating to the Cambridge Refugee Committee.

Dates: 1938 - 1984
Conditions Governing Access: Readers must complete a data release form prior to consulting this collection.

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