Last year, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, the late Dr. van Heuven Goedhart, made an appeal to European governments for the acceptance of refugee families with one or more members barred from normal emigration because of physical handicaps. Sweden answered by sending a selection mission to camps in Austria and in Trieste and 500 families were selected, most of whom had one or more members ill with tuberculosis or were too old to receive an overseas travel visa. The two criteria of the mission were security from a criminal record point of view and the possibility of one member of the family to earn the living of the whole group. This resettlement program has been so successful that a new mission is about to leave for camps in Australia, Italy and Greece to select a further 1,000 families.
This picture shows a small group of selected refugees arriving at the Copenhagen railroad station, while on their way to Sweden. They are, from right to left, (foreground) Marta Kobilinski; Mokrina Kobilinski; and Wasilij Kobilinski; (behind them) Robert Sebler; Anneliese Sebler; Stefan Sebler; Jewstafi Kobilinski; and others.