The World: Refugees: Two Kinds of Exodus

A century of turmoil has turned millions of people into exiles and refugees, the displaced and the dispossessed. Perhaps saddest of all is the plight of those who have found themselves aliens in their native lands. The two stories that follow deal with such groups:

Vanguard from the East

The double doors of the drab green second-class railroad coach burst open as the train jerked to a halt. Onto the rain-drenched station platform tumbled 21 disheveled passengers. Men in ill-fitting clothes hurriedly handed down bulging cardboard suitcases. One man struggled with a monstrous feather...

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