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Polish-Jewish refugees seeking to leave Europe arrive in Lisbon

Polish-Jewish refugees seeking to leave Europe arrive in Lisbon. Following the German invasion of France, Jewish and non-Jewish refugee assistance organizations relocated their headquarters to Lisbon, the only neutral European port from which refugees could depart to North and South America. Lisbon, Portugal, June 21-22, 1940.


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Polish-Jewish refugees seeking to leave Europe arrive in Lisbon. [LCID: 06525]

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