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Hannah Arendt, a German American political theorist, was arrested by the Gestapo for her work with the German Zionist Organization. She escaped to Geneva and then to Paris.

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Sitting Bull: Hunkpapa Lakota Sioux tribal chief Sitting Bull fled for asylum in Canada after a U.S.-led raid on the Indian camp on the Little Big Horn River in 1876.

These photographs are part of the collection 5 Famous Asylum Seekers.

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