CLOTHING DRIVE FOR SPANISH REFUGEES

In 1945 the Miscellany News organized a clothing drive for Spanish Republican refugees. The drive was specifically in response to the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration’s (UNRRA) refusal to aid the approximately 200, 000 Spanish refugees residing in France, who were about to face winter with little to no clothing. The UNRRA’s refusal to provide clothing stemmed from the fact that Spain was classified as neutral in WW2, even though many of these displaced Spaniards had stood against the Nazi regime  with some even being escapees from Nazi labour camps.

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This photo was taken in 1939 and was headed, “Food and safety within the French border”. The photograph was taken in Le Perthus, France.  Source: International News Photo.

 

 

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