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DPs departing Germany for the United States wait with their luggage in the former Von Tirpitz navy yard.

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    DPs departing Germany for the United States wait with their luggage in the former Von Tirpitz navy yard.
    DPs departing Germany for the United States wait with their luggage in the former Von Tirpitz navy yard.

The navy yard is being used as a staging area for emigrants leaving Europe through the port of Bremerhaven.  From here the DPs will be transported to Bremerhaven where they will sail on the Marine Flasher to New York.

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    DPs departing Germany for the United States wait with their luggage in the former Von Tirpitz navy yard.

    The navy yard is being used as a staging area for emigrants leaving Europe through the port of Bremerhaven. From here the DPs will be transported to Bremerhaven where they will sail on the Marine Flasher to New York.
    Date
    May 1946
    Locale
    Bremen, [Hannover] Germany
    Photo Credit
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Selig Goldberg
    Event History
    In May 1946, the Marine Flasher transported 867 European DPs to the U.S., the first contingent to be admitted under President Truman's December 1945 directive expediting the immigration of displaced persons to the U.S. 450 of these new immigrants were assisted by the American Joint Distribution Committee.

    https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005462. https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005418.

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    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Copyright: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Provenance: Selig Goldberg
    Source Record ID: HIAS stamp

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    2004-11-16 00:00:00
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