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

In War s Wake Europe s Displaced Persons in the Postwar Order 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 concentra
  • Title: In War's Wake: Europe's Displaced Persons in the Postwar Order
  • Author: Gerard Daniel Cohen
  • ISBN: 9780195399684
  • Page: 236
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In War's Wake: Europe's Displaced Persons in the Postwar Order
    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 brought this dramatic episode top a close Yet in September 1945, the number of displaced persons placed under the guardianshipThe 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 brought this dramatic episode top a close 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 presented a complex international problem Massed in refugee camps stretched from Northern Germany to Sicily, the DPs had become long term asylum seekers.Based on the records of the International Refugee Organization, this book describes how the European DP crisis impinged on the shape of the postwar order The DP question directly affected the outbreak of the Cold War the transformation of the West into a new geopolitical entity the conduct of political purges and retribution the ideology and methods of modern humanitarian interventions the appearance of international agencies and non governmental organizations the emergence of an international human rights system the organization of migration movements and the redistribution of surplus populations the advent of Jewish nationhood and postwar categorizations of political and humanitarian refugees.
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  • A good volume on the treatment of refugees after World War Two Discusses how international politics particularly the role of international organizations and the Cold War affected refugee policy in western Europe and in the United States Attention is paid to domestic politics US quotas for example and their impact on refugee resettlement Offers cogent analysis of how the issue of DP s helped define the modern refugee by moving away from the minority rights protected minority model to one of human [...]


  • Gerard Cohen s book clings fiercely to its thesis, that the experience of dealing with Displaced Persons was a seminal event in Modern European and World History He shows clearly how the politics of resettling these peoples was wrapped up in the onset of the Cold War, and in some cases, exacerbated the conflict He charts the birth of human rights, and in my favorite section, shows how the concept was wrapped in a European cultural and political context The vocabulary was universal, but the inten [...]


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