Refugees flee German occupation
Jewish migrants arriving in Australia 1939.
Image courtesy of National Library of Australia
The Australian Government announces that it will accept 15,000 Jewish refugees over a three-year period. Each immigrant is required to have ‘landing money’ and be nominated by someone in Australia. Approximately one-third of the number actually land in Australia because of the outbreak of World War II.
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