When the war was over: European refugees after 1945

Historical themes

stampThe project has developed Briefing Papers on the following themes and topics.

Each Briefing Paper offers a one or two page historical analysis of the theme. Later, the site will include guides to further reading for each topic, as well as teachers’ resources and student worksheets.

Please note that each Briefing Paper below will open as a PDF.  If you do not have Adobe Reader to read the PDF files, please download the Adobe Reader.  

  1. Who were the DPs? PDF format
  2. Life in a Displaced Persons Camp. PDF format
  3. Who Cared for the Displaced Persons? PDF format 
  4. Repatriation: Sending the DPs Home. PDF format 
  5. Homecoming in Eastern Europe. PDF format 
  6. Coming to Britain PDF format 
  7. World Refugee Year PDF format

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