Through three thematic modules, this exhibition focuses on the childhoods in European wars, on the mobilization and humanitarian commitment of women, and on the long road of constructing memory from history.

With this exhibition we want to draw attention to the importance of solidarity and humanity in one of the most turbulent epochs in the history of Europe in the 20th century, characterised by enormous human losses, massive destruction, hardship, population displacement, famine, internment, deportation, forced labour, genocide and extermination due to wars and their consequences.

This still recent European past, in which the solidarity efforts of humanitarian organisations and women volunteers allowed for the rescue and survival of groups of civilians in dark times, makes us reflect on the present marked also by conflicts, environmental disasters, violence, hunger and persecutions that force population displacements and their survival in very difficult contexts. To all this, we must add the pandemic caused by COVID-19 which is confronting us with new situations that, once again, have a greater impact on the most vulnerable and helpless people.


Alicia Alted Vigil (UNED)
Luiza Iordache Cârstea (UNED)
Laura López Martín (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, URJC)
María Luz Arroyo Vázquez (UNED)


Alicia Alted Vigil (UNED)
Luiza Iordache Cârstea (UNED)
Laura López Martín (URJC)


MIGRAID Migrations and Humanitarian Aid
in Europe (1919-1949)
(Ref.: 608379-CITIZ-1-2019-1-ES-CITIZREMEM),
Europe for Citizens Programme of the
European Union, Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA),
Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED)
Grupo de Investigación “Migraciones y exilios en el mundo contemporáneo
(GIMEMC, Ref.:335), Departamento de Historia Contemporánea, UNED.
European Observatory on Memories (EUROM),
Fundación Solidaridad,
Universidad de Barcelona (UB).


Maison d’Izieu, Mémorial des enfants juifs exterminés (Francia)
Fundación Museo de la Paz de Gernika (España)
Fondazione Fossoli (Italia)
ICMEMO-International Committee of Memorial Museums in Remembrance of the Victims of Public Crimes (Francia)
Terezín Memorial (República Checa)
National Museum of Contemporary History (Eslovenia)


Europe for Citizens Programme of the European Union, EACEA: Proyecto MIGRAID- Migrations and Humanitarian Aid in Europe (1919-1949),
(Ref.: 608379-CITIZ-1-2019-1-ES-CITIZREMEM),
Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness: R+D+I project: Humanitarian aid, war conflicts and population displacements in Europe (1914-1951), (Ref.: HAR2017-87188-P)


Alicia Alted Vigil (UNED)
Luiza Iordache Cârstea (UNED)
Laura López Martín (URJC)
María Luz Arroyo Vázquez (UNED)


Celeste Muñoz Martínez (UB)
Sarai Martín López (UB)




Nacho Sanz


Carles Mestre


American Friends Service Committee (AFSC, EE. UU/USA); Archiv für Zeitgeschichte (AfZ, Suiza/Switzerland) ; Archive du Centre d’Études et de Documentation Guerre et Sociétés Contemporaines (Arch. CEGESSOMA, Bélgica/Belgium); Archives du Comité International de la Croix-Rouge (ACICR, Suiza/Switzerland) ; Archivio storico comunale di Carpi. Centro di Ricerca Etnografica (Archivio storico comunale di Carpi. CRE, Italia/Italy); Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE, España/Spain); Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BnF, Francia/France); Bundesarchiv (Alemania/Germany); Cadbury Research Library (CRL, University of Birmingham, Reino Unido/United Kingdom); Centro de Documentación sobre el Bombardeo de Gernika, Fundación Museo de la Paz de Gernika (CDBG-FMPG, España/Spain); Centro Documental de la Memoria Histórica (CDMH, España/Spain); Fondazione Fossoli (Italia/Italy); Hungarian National Museum (HNM, Hungría/Hungary); Imperial War Museums (IWM, Reino Unido/United Kingdom); Library of Congress (LOC, EE. UU/USA) ; Maison d’Izieu (Francia/France) ; Musée National de l’Éducation (MUNAÉ, Francia/France) ; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia (MNCARS, España/Spain); Muzej Novejŝe Zgodovine Slovenije (MNZS-Museo Nacional de Historia Contemporánea de Eslovenia/ National Museum of Contemporary History, Eslovenia/Slovenia); New York University (NYU, EE. UU/USA); Památník Terezín (Terezín Memorial, República Checa/Czech Republic); Service Civil International Archives (SCI Archives, Bibliothèque de la Ville, Suiza/Switzerland); The National WWI Museum and Memorial (NWWIMM, EE. UU/USA); The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA, EE. UU/USA); Trades Union Congress Library Collections (TUC Library Collections, London Metropolitan University, Reino Unido/United Kingdom); United Nations Archives and Records Management Section (UN Archives, EE. UU/USA); United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM, EE. UU/USA); Ville d’Elne (Fonds Elisabeth Eidenbenz –Ville d’Elne, Francia/France).