Robert Merritt ©Stars and StripesBremerhaven, Germany, September, 1947: One of the youngest of 857 Venezuela-bound displaced persons gets a checkup from a doctor before leaving on the U.S. Army transport ship General S.D. Sturgis. The group included 165 former Spanish Republicans unable to return to their country because of their anti-Franco activities; others were from Russia, Yugoslavia and the Baltic states.

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