Fonds BC1210 - Thomas Winslow/ Trauma Centre for Victims of Violence and Torture Papers

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Thomas Winslow/ Trauma Centre for Victims of Violence and Torture Papers


  • 1987-1998 (Creation)

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Ca 1400 items

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Papers re Thomas Winslow’s role in support to political prisoners and their families, in particular those at Robben Island. There is information regarding campaigns for the release of political prisoners. Organisations involved were Cowley House, International Defence and Aid (IDAF), South African Prisoners’ Education Trust (SAPET) and the Liaison Committee for the Release of Political Prisoners in the Western Cape. Material on the Trauma Centre for Victims of Violence and Torture is well represented. There is also information on the education and employment needs of ex-political prisoners.


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No access restrictions apply

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Researchers will need to get written permission from named political prisoners to quote from personal prison correspondence. If written permission is not obtained, pseudonyms/anonymisation will be required.

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  • English

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  • English



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  • Shelf: 49a