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President Truman Greets Beate Zylka

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8x10 inches (21x26 cm)
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The last family to immigrate to the United States under the Displaced Persons Act of 1948 visits President Harry S. Truman in the Rose Garden of the White House. Beate Zylka (3) was a little shy as she approached President Truman. Her sister, Ursula Zylka (6), is mostly obscured by the president. Their mother, Ursula Zylka, stands next to the president. Their father, Josef Zylka, stands next to Mrs. Zylka. John W. Gibson, Chairman of the Displaced Persons Commission, stands behind Mr. and Mrs. Zylka. George Mardikian, President of the American National Committee to Aid Homeless Armenians, stands in the back left corner, second from left. All others are unidentified. The family immigrated from Poland.

April 14, 1952