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Europe's Displaced Persons, 1945-1951

By Mark Wyman

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Format: Paperback / softback, 256 pages
Other Information: 25ill.
Published In: United States, 30 April 1998
This volume provides an account of the movement of diverse ethnic and cultural groups of Europe's displaced persons between the years 1945-1951. An analysis of the social, economic and political circumstances within which relocation, resettlement and repatriation of millions of people occurred, this is equally a study in diplomacy, in international relations and in social history. It is a recreation of the events and circumstances within which displaced persons found themselves, of the strategies and means by which people survived or did not, and an account of the major powers in response to an unprecedented human crisis. The author interviewed 80 DPs, as well as the employees of various agencies who served them; he cites published primary sources, secondary sources and archival material in an overview which should stimulate further research.

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"This is a fascinating and very moving book."-International Migration Review "Wyman interviewed some eighty DPs as well as employees of various agencies who served them; he cites a broad range of published primary sources, secondary sources, and some archival material... This book presents a useful overview and should stimulate further research."-Journal of American Ethnic History "Mark Wyman's book is the only one that comprehensively, and sensitively, depicts the plight of the postwar refugees in Western Europe."-M. Mark Stolarik, University of Ottawa

EAN: 9780801485428
ISBN: 0801485428
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Dimensions: 23.98 x 15.8 x 1.68 centimetres (0.42 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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