Welcome to Gathering the Voices

The aim of this project is to gather, contextualise and digitise oral testimony from men and women who sought sanctuary in Scotland to escape the racism of Nazi-dominated Europe. Initially we are focusing on 'survivors' living in the Glasgow area. Schools and individuals will be able to use this website as an educational resource.

It is not complete at present. We are gradually adding more interviews to the site, as well as photographs and other relevant information.

refugees ariving in the UK

All the interviewees spoke about the terrible events that brought them to Scotland in the first place.

We have also investigated the Scottish experiences of refugees who came here, many as children. We asked them about the challenges they faced in a new environment, especially after the traumatic times they had lived through in their native lands.

We also discussed their engagement in the cultural, political and economic life of this country.

Their testimony is remarkable and their ability to adapt and thrive in a new culture is truly inspirational. It has been a privilege to be involved in 'Gathering the Voices.'

Use the audio player below to listen to a Radio Scotland feature about Gathering the Voices.