By Gerard Daniel Cohen
The top of the second one global conflict in Europe gave solution to a big refugee drawback. completely ready via Allied army planners, the rapid repatriation of hundreds of thousands of former compelled workers, focus camp inmates and prisoners of conflict approximately introduced this dramatic episode most sensible a detailed. but in September 1945, the variety of displaced folks put below the guardianship of Allied armies and aid companies in occupied Germany amounted to 1.5 million. A high priced burden for the occupying powers, the Jewish, Polish, Ukrainian, Yugoslav and Baltic DPs unwilling to come back to their international locations of starting place offered a fancy overseas challenge. Massed in refugee camps stretched from Northern Germany to Sicily, the DPs had develop into long term asylum seekers. in keeping with the documents of the overseas Refugee association, this e-book describes how the eu DP main issue impinged at the form of the postwar order. The DP query without delay affected the outbreak of the chilly conflict; the transformation of the "West" right into a new geopolitical entity; the behavior of political purges and retribution; the ideology and techniques of recent humanitarian interventions; the looks of overseas organisations and non-governmental firms; the emergence of a world human rights method; the association of migration hobbies and the redistribution of "surplus populations"; the arrival of Jewish nationhood; and postwar categorizations of political and humanitarian refugees.