Australia was the first country to take in European refugees after WWII. A total of 182,159 refugees made a new home in Australia, mainly Poles, Lithuanians, Latvians and Estonians. Other countries who extended a welcoming hand and accepted refugees were:
Venezuela - 17,000
Brazil - 29,000
France - 38,000
Argentine - 33,000
Great Britain - 86,000
The United States was the last country to take in refugees. They accepted 400,000 people in total during two separate immigration programs. 137,450 of whom were European Jews.
My grandmother Hertha Pralitz (nee Lindser) and her young son Kuno from her first marriage left Europe from a port in Trieste, Italy. They sailed onboard "SS Dundalk Bay" and arrived in Australia on the 16th April 1949. On the passenger list they were numbers 699 and 700.