June 25, 1948
The United States Congress passes the Displaced Persons Act, under which approximately 400,000 displaced persons could immigrate to the United States over and above quota restrictions. US officials will issue around 80,000 of the DP visas to Jewish displaced persons.
Afur bonnet worn by Alice Robinson in the Zeilsheim displaced persons camp in Germany, where she lived from 1945–1948. Alice (b. 1944), her sister, brother, and parents got passage on the first immigrant transport to depart under the Displaced Persons Act, the General Black, which arrived in the United States on October 30, 1948.
US Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, gift of Alice Robinson Lev