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Baby shoe protected from water
Zarzis, Tunisia
Collected by Lihidheb Mohsen
© European Union 2016 / House of European History, Brussels, Belgium

Over the course of the second half of the 20th century Europe turned from a continent of emigration to one of immigration. As legal immigration was restricted, illegal immigration increased from the 1980s. Objects spilled back to the Tunisian coast area are a tragic symbol of their plight.