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Can I trace the Russian refugees who received the Nansen passport?

The research of specific names in the large volume of documents constituting the Nansen Fonds for refugees is quite complex. Indeed, a central repository with the names of all refugees does not exist. Some lists of names, as well as the correspondence exchanged between the refugees themselves and the Nansen Office, are scattered in various record groups, but are frequently incomplete and can require significant time to review. As a result, it is not possible for our staff to perform thorough searches for individuals or families. However, researchers would be most welcome to our reading room to conduct their research in situ. In order to better identify the folders that might be of interest, researchers can consult our online catalogue and do a search by keyword.

The catalogue is available at the following URL: