European refugees during the Second World War
• European refugees during World War II
Fleeing from the war, tens of thousands of Europeans went through the Mediterranean and settled in Egypt, Palestine and Syria. When the troop-contributing countries "axis" and the Soviet Union agreed in Eastern Europe and in the Balkans during World War II, thousands of refugees have gone through the Mediterranean in search of safety.
In order to help immigrants in 1942, the British founded the organization Middle East Relief and Refugee Administration (MERRA) and created a network of camps in Egypt, Gaza and Aleppo, where the shelter has provided more than 40,000 Europeans. The camp El Shatt near the southern end of the Suez Canal settled thousands yugoslavtsev.
Life in the desert was harsh. Residents of the camp, as a rule, were given a daily diet of half the army. Those who had money could not buy provisions. Many continued to work on a specialty, such as teachers, nurses, carpenters, shoemakers and seamstresses.
People without profession engaged in cleaning, washing, helping in cooking.
For children build sports grounds, organizing the learning process.
administrations are able to make a variety of routine in camp life.
Sometimes staged plays, staged dances and other entertainment.
More could swim in the Suez Canal and watch the passing warships.
After the war ended in 1946, he disbanded the camp.