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Military government weekly information bulletin
No. 18 (November 1945)

General,   pp. 20-22 PDF (1.2 MB)


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Guide for Clarifying
NATiONALITY OF DPs
In 'order to clarify the question of
nationality, a USFET letter has been
issued listing countries and political
entities. This furnishes a guide for
military personnel concerned with care
a-nd repatriation of displaced persons,
UNRRA teams in the determination of
nationalities of displaced persons and
summarizes standing policies and pro-
cedures for dealing with various cate-
gories.
There has been a tendency, in many
cases, to identify persons by reference
to their religion, geographical regions,
national  sub-divisions,  ethnological
groupings and to other unrecognized
categories, rather than by reference to
the political state of which they are
citizens or nationals.
The list of countries and political
entities is as follows:
UNITED NATIONS
Albania           Ecuador
Argentina         Egypt
Australia         El Salvador
Belgium           Ethiopia
Bolivia           France
Brazil            Greece
Canada            Guatemala
Chile             Haiti
China             Honduras
Colombia          Iceland
Costa Rica        India
Cuba              Iraq
Czechoslovakia    Iran
Denmark           Lebanon
Dominican Republic Liberia
Luxembourg
Mexico
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Norway
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Philippine Islands
Poland
Saudi Arabia
Syria
Turkey
Union of South
Africa
United Kingdom &
North Ireland
United States 'of
America
USSR
Uruguay
Venezuela
Yugoslavia
Persons living in the mandated areas
are to be reported in the category of
the United Nation responsible for the
mandate.
"Great Britain", as referred to in the
above list, does not include British
Dominions or India, but does cover the
United Kingdom, the British Crown
Colonies (e.g. Gibraltar, Cyprus, Burma),
the Colonies (e.g. Malta, Newfound-
land) and British mandated territories
(e.g. Palestine). P'ersons from these
areas should be classified and reported
as "British".
The category "USSR" includes all
Soviet Republics. The incorporation of
Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania into the
Soviet Union as republics has not been
recognized by the United States gov-
ernment.
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Standing policies and procedures for
dealing with various categories of
DPs summarized in USFET Letter.
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