Darah Releases A WW II Photograph of European Refugees in Saudi Arabia 

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An 80 years old picture, imaging a group of refugee Italian and German sailors & soldiers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during World War II.

Italian and German sailors and soldiers took refuge in Saudi Arabia during World War II.

Riyadh: King Abdulaziz Foundation for Research and Archives (Darah); unfolded the story behind a rare photo of a group of European refugees given shelter in the Kingdom.

The picture is from 80 years ago, Darah said while explaining that the image was of a group of Italian and German; sailors and soldiers who took refuge in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during World War II.

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The refugees resided in two camps specially prepared for them. The first camp was on two islands in the Red Sea, while the other was at a Jeddah hospital.

Darah noted that the representative of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC); at that time wrote a letter of thanks to the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs after he visited the two camps.

During which he lauded the facilities arranged for the refugees despite the difficult circumstances.

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