Photo. Visitors at the opening of the exhibition, 'Drawings by Refugee Children,' August 29, 1953
&copy Landesarchiv Berlin - Willy Kiel

Station III: Determination of Jurisdiction

After the Allied questioning a decision was made as to whether the new arrival should be allowed to proceed with the reception procedure. For example, asylum seekers who had come to Marienfelde were not allowed to proceed with the application process as defined for East German refugees. From Marienfelde, they were directed to the appropriate German authorities.

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