How members of Yorkshire Women’s Institutes became ‘Aunties’ of displaced people in Germany

In 1957, the Yorkshire Federation of Women’s Institutes ‘adopted’ the residents of a camp in Rendsburg, Germany. This camp housed people of various nationalities who had been displaced during WW2. The WIs provided support by writing letters and sending parcels of food, clothing, bedding, toiletries and medicines. This blog explores the remarkable bond formed between the WIs and the camp residents, told through a collection of surviving papers and images in our archive collections.… Read More How members of Yorkshire Women’s Institutes became ‘Aunties’ of displaced people in Germany