When the war was over: European refugees after 1945

Further reading



Peter Gatrell & Nick Baron, eds, Warlands: Population Resettlement and State Reconstruction in the Soviet-East European Borderlands, 1945-1950, Palgrave, 2009. Essays on DPs, camps, repatriation, homecoming etc.

William I. Hitchcock, Liberation: the Bitter Road to Freedom, Europe 1944-1945, Faber & Faber, 2009. See chapter 7 on Europe’s Displaced Persons, with particular emphasis on Western Europe.

Malcolm J. Proudfoot, European Refugees: a Study of Forced Population Movements, Faber, 1957. The first full-length study of the subject, with lots of statistics.

Jessica Reinisch & Elizabeth White, eds, The Disentanglement of Populations: Migration, Expulsion and Displacement in Post-War Europe, 1944-49, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011 Contains specialist studies of forced migration, European Volunteer Workers, children, etc.

Ben Shephard, The Long Road Home: the Aftermath of the Second World War, Bodley Head, 2010. Includes a survey of population movements, relief work etc. Paperback edition, 2011.

Mark Wyman, DPs: Europe’s Displaced Persons, 1945-1951, Cornell University Press, 1998. A good overview, including DPs’ cultural and educational activity in camps



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