Displaced Persons Migration to Argentina

Sponsored by the Michigan Family History Network

Immigration office:
The web site of Direcciën Nacional de Migraciones de Argentina is

Buenos Aires office's address is:
Av. Antärtida Argentina 1355, Retiro,
Buenos Aires, Argentina

The great European immigration wave to Argentina took place in the late 19th and early 20th century. It consisted mostly of Italian and Spanish immigrants, along with other nationalities such as Slavs (especially Ukrainians, Poles, and Russians), French and Germans among others. During this period Argentina saw a huge increase in population. The European immigrants modified the politics of Argentina by introducing political movements from their source countries, such as labor unionism, anarchism, and Socialism

Ethnic identity of the first postwar generation of Australian Slovenes
"The paper discusses two central topics: a theoretical denotation of the term 'identity' (on the basis of social-anthropological and social-psychological definitions), and a personal experience of the development and transformation of ethnic identity of individual Australian Slovenes (of the first generation, who emigrated to Australia after 1945) in a new social and geografical milieu. This specific experience was part of a wider historical process of transformation which affected the original as well as the immigrant societies of emigrants/immigrants." See: http://zrc-sazu.si/ises/abstract.htm

With the exception of a brief period after World War II, European immigration continued to decrease. Immigration concentrated mostly between 1947 and 1951 and was more varied than in previous years, it included: Germans, Russians, Yugoslavs, Armenians, Ukrainians, and other European ethnic groups, in addition to the customary Spaniards and Italians. http://migracionoea.org historica-de-la-migracion Hi Olga:

I am pretty sure that some of our ancestors ended up in Argentina but I cannot find them. The names I am looking for are Kupser/Kupfer, Kambeitz, and Gefroh. All the surnames I gave you are Germans from Russia. Mostly in Kandel. Thank you for the information and I will be sure to let you know if I hear from them. Carol Kupser

Argentina was a major emigration destination for Slovenes and Croats after World War II -- particularly for those who collaborated with the Nazis. It was also a major destination for German Nazi collaborators after the war. The Slovene and Croat communities there are still pretty vibrant and active. Maybe some people from Nazi-held Western Ukraine went to Argentina for the same reason? or maybe the Slavic presence there made Argentina more attractive for other Slavs? bpozun@aol.com

This page is sponsored by the Michigan Family History NetworkDonate