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Wednesday, 14 June 2017

A refugee camp in Egypt hosted European asylum seekers in WWII

European asylum seekers lived in El Shatt refugee camp in the desert near the SuezCanal for 18 months during the Second World War, according to a photo essay by the UK’s Metro. The photo essay shows glimpses of life in El Shatt, which was established to host tens of thousands of those who fled Yugoslavia before Nazi Germany’s invasion. “More than 30,000 people in total lived at El Shatt. During their time there, there were 300 marriages, and 650 births” (Photo credit: MediaDrumWorld).

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