Research help request

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I am compiling a collection of the real-life stories of German nationals who came to live in the UK during or after World War Two.

Some married British nationals and some British married German nationals either during the Second World War or for the 10 to 15 years after 1945.

I’m also interested in the experiences of any German children who may have come with their parent to be adopted into a British family and remember the experience clearly enough to be able to share their stories, thoughts and feelings with me.

I have some information regarding prejudices and discrimination faced by people within these situations as have family members with stories to tell.

However, I also wanted to find out more about what may have been experienced on a wider scale and wondered if any of your readers may be willing to share information with me regarding their experiences in order that I can do justice to this subject.

I do appreciate that this is a sensitive subject and can empathise with the situations and circumstances many of them faced.

Any and all information given will be used in the strictest of confidences.

If anyone could like to get in touch with me, they can email me on

Leigh Bladen