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Jewish refugee children wave at the Statue of Liberty as the President Harding steams into New York harbor.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 96464

Jewish refugee children wave at the Statue of Liberty as the President Harding steams into New York harbor.

These children are among a group of fifty Jewish refugees (25 boys and 25 girls) from Vienna, aged 5 to 14, who are en route to Philadelphia, where they will be placed with foster families. The children were accompanied by Gilbert J. Kraus, a Philadelphia attorney, and his wife Eleanor, who had worked for months to secure their admission into the U.S.

Among those pictured is Johanna Braun Gitlin (two, long braids).

Photographer
Fred Mann
Date
1939 June 03
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Anita Willens
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Record last modified: 2015-12-02 00:00:00
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