President's Committee for Hungarian Refugee Relief
President's Committee for Hungarian Refugee Relief
President Eisenhower appointed a committee to help resettle refugees from the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. Between November 1956 and April 1957, 32,000 refugees came through Camp Kilmer, NJ (now on the Livingston Campus of Rutgers) and found new homes and jobs in the US through the work of the Committee. After his service as Chair, Voorhees took home two boxes of its records and these eventually came to Rutgers with the rest of his papers. The records include correspondence, statistics, and newspaper clippings that document the planning, procedures, and results of refugee processing. For more information please visit http://hi.rutgers.edu/56-ers-collection.
 
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