Courtesy of Library of Congress, "Greenbelt Greets Refugee Visitors," Greenbelt Cooperator, 25 July 1940
This article from the Greenbelt Cooperator, a newspaper in Greenbelt, Maryland, and features 15 refugee children who came to the town. The children were between eight and 12 years old and they came Prussia, Vienna, Nuremberg, Frankfort and Breslau. The children were selected by the American Friends Service, Committee for Christian Refugees, Committee for Catholic Refugees and the National Refugee Service.
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- After reading this article, refer to the Local Citizens will Sponsor Vacations for Refugees. How does this follow up article address the goals outlined in the July 3, 1940, article?
- Under the heading "Anxious to Learn American Ways," what lessons will the refugees receive to help them transition into life in America? Why might these lessons help the children to learn more about American culture?
- Why might this article highlight the background of two families and their initial struggles in America?
"Greenbelt Greets Refugee Visitors," Greenbelt Cooperator, 25 July 1940. Courtesy of Library of Congress