Refugee camp in Zbaszyn

Refugee camp in Zbaszyn

View of Zbaszyn, the site of a refugee camp for Jews of Polish nationality who were expelled from Germany.  The Jewish refugees, hungry and cold, were stranded on the border, denied admission into Poland after their expulsion from Germany. Photograph taken between October 28, 1938, and August 1939. 

Warsaw-based historian, political activist, and social welfare worker Emanuel Ringelblum spent five weeks in Zbaszyn, organizing assistance for the refugees trapped on the border.


  • US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Michael Irving Ashe
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