Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
In War's Wake – Europe's Displaced Persons in the Postwar Order - Oxford Scholarship Online
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

In War's Wake: Europe's Displaced Persons in the Postwar Order

Gerard Daniel Cohen


The end of the Second World War in Europe gave way to a gigantic refugee crisis. Thoroughly prepared by Allied military planners, the swift repatriation of millions of former forced laborers, concentration camp inmates and prisoners of war nearly put an end to this dramatic episode. Yet in September 1945, the number of displaced persons placed under the guardianship of Allied armies and relief agencies in occupied Germany amounted to 1.5 million. A costly burden for the occupying powers, the Jewish, Polish, Ukrainian, Yugoslav and Baltic DPs unwilling to return to their countries of origin pre ... More

Keywords: displaced persons, Humanitarianism, human rights, international migration, population management, International Refugee Organization, Jewish refugees, asylum seekers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780195399684
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399684.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gerard Daniel Cohen, author
Rice University