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Government Information on Refugees from Europe (Including the Soviet Union)
Investigation of Problems Presented by Refugees at Fort Ontario Refugee Shelter - 1945
World War II caused the displacement of millions of people, and several hundred were permitted to enter the United States to live in a refugee camp. This hearing analyzes the dilemma regarding the camp treatment of refugees and where they should go after the war ends, while discussing international concerns about displaced persons.
U.S. Assistance Provided for Resettling Soviet Refugees - 1977
The report identifies specific allocations of funding to assist former Soviets that take refuge in the U.S. and Israel, and discusses how grant money can be spent more effectively in the future.
Processing Soviet Refugees - 1989
With the dissolution of the Soviet Union, thousands of refugees sought access to Western Europe and the U.S., and processing of the became complicated due to limitations in resources and personnel.
Refugees from Eastern Europe - 1989
G.A.O. discusses migration patterns, political climate, refugee numbers, and future policies in this report.
Refugees: U.S. Assistance to Bulgarian Ethnic Turks in Turkey - 1991
After the ethnic Turks of Bulgaria were expelled to Turkey by the communist regime of the late 1900's, the U.S. instituted a project costing millions of dollars to assist Turkey with resettling Bulgarian refugees. This report serves as an oversight of the project.
The Kosovo Refugee Crisis - 1999
As the Serbians aimed to wipe ethnic Albanians from their land, massive numbers of refugees from the Kosovo region fled from the massacres of the Serb forces. The hearing discusses proper humanitarian action on behalf of the United States and the level of crisis occurring in Kosovo.
Treatment of Latin Americans of Japanese Descent, European Americans, and Jewish Refugees During World War II - 2009
Testimonies in this hearing depict the harsh treatment of refugees by the U.S. during World War II, including accounts of the apathy and blood thirst that numerous refugees faced when attempting to flee to the U.S. The committee discusses the difficulties that refugees suffered while regarding the facts and circumstances, and measures to redeem U.S. actions are evaluated.
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