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Opening a CARE Package (1948)
In November 1945, more than twenty American aid organizations established the Cooperative for American Remittances for Europe (CARE) in order to organize aid deliveries to the suffering civilian population of Europe. The first CARE packages reached Le Havre, France, in May 1945, and the first aid deliveries arrived in Germany in August 1946. By the end of 1947, more than 200,000 CARE packages had been distributed in the city of Berlin alone. Photo by Hanns Hubmann.