Date of Award


Document Type

Union College Only

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Modern Languages and Literatures

First Advisor

Pilar Moyano




Spain, history, conflict, war, displaced persons, children


The Spanish Civil War left many Spanish Republicans without a country. The most information is known about adults in exile and their stories are heard during this exile, but there are few children's stories despite the potential problems of psychology and sociology they had. First, his experiences began with the departure from Spain. Although some children stayed with their family, most of the "children of Morelia" left without parents. Mexico, followed by Russia, was the most popular destination for the children of the war and helped them. That is why the experiences of arriving in Mexico and the aspects of Mexico that invited the children and made the transition easier are important. Due to this exile at a very young age, the psychology of trauma in children can be a problem. After evaluating their psychology, one can understand the transformation of exiled Spanish children to Spanish-Mexican poets. I do not try to compare the exile of children in Mexico with those of other countries. In Mexico, Spanish children have a different history and I think they all shared a childhood that needed recovery. Hispanic-Mexican poets focus on different themes in their poetry, including absence and emptiness, orphanhood, cultural mismatch, and feelings of belonging, to recover. I want to explore and observe the differences in poetry in terms of the stories of these children of war.