what is a So 5 Quota immigrant (US)? #general

Jake Jacobs

I have a family immigration record to the US >from 1946. The card filled
out at immigration notes that the family came to the US in 1946 "as a So 5
Quota Immigrant for permanent residence." They were in fact Holocaust
survivors, so perhaps it relates to that.

Does anybody know what this quota was? I can't find reference to it online.
The second letter in So got typed over, so it may not be an O. And the
5 in "So 5" has some kind of mark next to it, which looks a bit like an
single quotation mark, but it may be a stray mark.

Would appreciate any information. Thank you!

Diane Jacobs
Austin, Texas

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