In 1979 the ‘Boat People’ reached the headlines of newspapers around the world. Their flight caught the imaginations of the media throughout the West. Stories abounded about their flight from Communism, their experiences on the high seas and their entrepreneurial past. Much of what was published was true only in the individual cases cited and this led to considerable misinformation about the refugees from Vietnam as a whole.
KeywordsRace Relation Polish Community Survival Skill Resettlement Process Refugee Experience
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