BRAZIL: Home Again

Brazil was an unhappy host to unwelcome guests; 705 exiles, fresh from Germany, had turned up in Rio. Because they happened to be Brazilian citizens they were admitted.

Most of the 705 were descendants of German immigrants who, in the past 100 years, turned southern Brazil into a New World Bavaria. During the '30s, as good Volksdeutsche, they had gone heim ins Reich (home to the Reich). War trapped them, but apparently they had not minded too much. Although Brazil was at war with Germany (and had a division of troops in action) none of Rio's visitors complained of having...

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