800 refugees from Austria, East Germany, Poland and Yugoslavia embarked aboard the SS 'Sydney' at Naples, Italy.
800 refugees from Austria, East Germany, Poland and Yugoslavia embarked aboard the SS 'Sydney' at Naples, Italy. August 3 to start a new life in Australia.
The refugee families were looked after by the International Centre for European Emigrants, a body which equipped them with the necessary means to enable them to look after themselves once they reach their destination.
This latest group of emigrants still leaves a hard core of 130,000 European refugees in quest of resettlement, it was learned from progress reports heard at the International Committee for the World Refugee Year in Geneva August 4. Guest chairman Odd Nansen, son of the Norwegian explorer, said at the meeting: "These refugees are the left-overs still doomed to life in a camp after the Western States had taken their pick of the man-power they needed, using methods of selection which in their cynical heartlessness were no better than those used in the slave markets of the past."
Encouraging reports come from Britain where n just under one month GBP175,000 have been given towards a GBP2 million target for the year. This excludes GBP200,000 given by the Government. Field-Marshal Viscount Montgomery's "Bob-a-nob" television appeal has yielded GBP40,000 so far.