Giving Voice to Holocaust Survivors and Refugees Through Poetry

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A family at a Durchgangslager or transit camp for Displaced Persons in West Berlin, 3rd February 1953.

Writer and poet John Guzlowski was born in a refugee camp in Germany after World War II, and immigrated to the U.S. with his family as a Displaced Person in 1951. In his book Echoes of Tattered Tongues: Memory Unfolded he details his parents’ experiences in German labor and concentration camps, and later, as refugees and immigrants in Chicago.