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The Basque Children of '37 Association UK (BCA) was set up in
November 2002. The BCA aims to:

— Reunite the nihos of the Spanish Civil War who were exiled in
Great Britain in 1937 and who did not return to Spain or returned later,
that is, those who had the common experience of being evacuated.

— Preserve the memory of the nihos' experience of the period and
their subsequent life in Britain, for descendants and future
generations, through the collection of oral and written testimonies.

— Place the experience of the exile in its rightful historical context, so
the nihos should not be los olvidados (the forgotten ones).

— Provide a forum for discussion and to promote dialogue between
ninos, researchers and interested persons.

— Encourage the collection and preservation of archives
(photographs, letters, documents, films, songs, posters, oral
testimonies, artwork, etc.), to be deposited in the Special Collections
Division of the Hartley Library at the University of Southampton.

— Locate and set up commemorative plaques at the sites of former
colonies.

— Facilitate and support research into the history of the evacuation of
the ninos vascos who were sent to Britain.
— Advance the education of the public, students and academics in
the subject of the exile in 1937.
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