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Government Information on Refugees: European/Soviet Refugees

Government Information on Refugees from Europe (Including the Soviet Union)


Soviet refugees from the collective farm pass by the German motorcade from the Wehrmacht (Nazi Army) in the offensive. Source: WW2 High Resolution Photos

Bulgarian Muslim refugees of Turkish descent, overcome with emotion as they cross the border, arriving safely in Turkey after fleeing the Bulgarian Communist government. Source: Andrew Holbrooke/Corbis

Jewish youth living at the Fort Ontario refugee shelter sing songs accompanied by an accordionist. Source: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum