The Arrival of Delayed Pilgrims
Thursday, February 24, 1949
This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.
A documentary radio drama chronicling the debates over the DP Act of 1948. Reenactments of interviews with refugees living in DP camps in Germany and speeches made by Congressmen in June 1948. Critiques range from moral, political and economic positions, the restrictions imposed by the DP act; fine points of the legislation including quotas; dates necessary for qualification as a DP and work requirements made of DPs are included in this historical account. - such as the promise of secure employment before arriving in America and/or the necessity for some kind of agricultural expertise.
Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection
WNYC archives id: 2298
Municipal archives id: LT992