Finnish refugee children’s experiences of Swedish refugee camps during the Second World War
作者: Merja Paksuniemi
作者单位: 1University of Lapland, Finland. Institute of Migration, Finland.
刊名: Migration Letters, 2015, Vol.12 (1), pp.28-37
来源数据库: Transnational Press
原始语种摘要: This article seeks to demonstrate how Finnish refugee children experienced living in Swedish refugee camps during the Second World War (1939–1945). The study focuses on children’s opinions and experiences reflected through adulthood. The data were collected through retrospective interviews with six adults who experienced wartime as children in Finland and were evacuated to Sweden as refugees. Five of the interviewees were female and one of them was male. The study shows, it was of decisive importance to the refugee children’s well-being to have reliable adults around them during the evacuation and at the camps. The findings demonstrate that careful planning made a significant difference to the children´s adaptations to refugee camp life. The daily routines at the camp, such as regular...
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  • refugee 难民
  • circumstances 情形
  • children 子女
  • decisive 决定性的
  • wartime 战时
  • lives 生命
  • reflected 反射
  • during 在的期间
  • careful 仔细的
  • demonstrate 说明