History's Boat People

Breindel, Eric
August 1979
New Republic;8/4/79-8/11/79, Vol. 181 Issue 5/6, p17
Comments on ordeals that Indochinese refugees have to experience to seek shelter in foreign countries. Percentage of Indochinese boat people who drown in the South China Sea; Few Indochinese refugees who enjoy international sympathy; British White Paper restrictions on Jewish immigration; Estimated number of people who have fled Vietnam since the fall of Saigon; Discovery that ethnic Chinese ship captains are being paid to take boatloads of refugees out of Vietnam; Call on the British to grant Palestine immigration certificates to Jewish children in Nazi-occupied Poland


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