Paris – Capitale de Refuge

In the interwar period, Paris became home to many of the two million migrants who found their way to France. While the 1920s were marked by labor migration and the influx of Armenian, Eastern and Southern European and Russian refugees fleeing from genocide and civil war, in the 1930s it were primarily those persecuted by European fascism who came to Paris. Through the various communities of new arrivees, Paris became a mosaic of migrant inscriptions that were in dialogue, built on each other, and changed Paris forever.

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