Conference on archival documentary sources:
The funds of the camps of the Retreat and the republican exile in the Departmental Archive of the Eastern Pyrenees (Perpignan)
Saturday, October 3, 2020, 10 a.m. to noon
The Departmental Archive of the Pyrenees-Orientales is one of the documentary references in research on information linked to the existence and management of French concentration camps enabled by the arrival of hundreds of thousands of refugees in February 1939.
It also holds one of the most important iconographic collections relating mainly to the internment of refugees in the camps of Algiers, Barcarès and Ribesaltes, whose catalog was published in 2011 under the coordination of the archivist Magali Rieu the title of Bird beyond of the homeland / Beyond the homeland. Exile and internment in Roussillon (1939-1948).
In recent years there has been an exponential increase in the number of inquiries from researchers and individuals on searches for exiles interned in the Roussillon concentration camps, which are partially in the documentary holdings of the personal files of the Algiers and Ribesaltes camps of the Departmental Archive. Pyrenees Orientales.
For this reason the Departmental Archive of the Pyrenees Orientales in this day organized at the MUME, presents and details its funds relating to the camps and exile and future developments regarding the availability of an online consultation service of some of these documentary holdings.
Opening of the Conference: Jordi Font, Director del Memorial Democràtic.
Presentation: Grégory Tuban, Doctor of History, journalist and researcher of the Republican exile in France.
Interventions: Marie Landelle, Director of the Departmental Archive of the Eastern Pyrenees and Magali Rieu, Responsible for the treatment and valorisation of the funds of the Departmental Archive of the Eastern Pyrenees.
Organized by: MUME
Collaboration: Departmental Archive of the Eastern Pyrenees / Carles Pi i Sunyer Foundation for Autonomous and Local Studies / Pyrenees-Mediterranean Euroregion / Memorial Democràtic