When the war was over: European refugees after 1945



This website adopts a historical perspective to elucidate and raise questions about current asylum policy and refugee stereotypes, and to encourage people to consider alternative ways of thinking about migration and migrants.

Through learning about Displaced Persons after 1945, their histories, lives in camps, the assistance provided to them, and their eventual repatriation or resettlement, we hope that visitors to the site will be prompted to reflect on how views of refugees are created and disseminated, how refugee camps originated and why they persist, and the impact of welfare and immigration policies on refugees’ physical and emotional wellbeing.


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School of Humanities
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