Youngsters from the German Highways (MSS 054)

"Youngsters from the German Highways: a picture survey on constructive aid for refugee youth," 1952, is a scrapbook by Bengt Runo Hoffman (1913-1997) that comprises of sixty black-and-white photographs depicting the lives of young refugees in West Germany after World War II. In English, the captions and narrative describe church relief work among the refugees. Much of this document is an appeal for more funds and resources to help Protestant churches continue their relief efforts in the boarding houses and schools for refugees, who were mainly from West Germany although some were from East Germany.

Compiled by Begnt Runo Hoffman, Secretary for Germany and Austria, World Council of Churches, Department of Inter-Church Aid and Service to Refugees.  For more information, please consult the collection finding aid.

View the scrapbook in PDF format: MSS 054

The original material is held within the Archives and Manuscripts Department.  Please contact our Reference Assistant at 404-727-1223 to schedule an appointment for viewing.