The Liberation of the Camps: The End of the Holocaust and Its Aftermath

by Dan Stone,
The Jerusalem Post, May 1, 2015

At the end of World War II, the UN Relief and Rehabilitation Administration was tasked with providing relief to the millions of displaced persons in Europe, and helping exiles return home. Among the DPs were about 90,000 Jews (less than a third of the number of prisoners liberated from the Nazi concentration camps), and about 400,000 Eastern European Jews who had fled to the Soviet Union during the war. Since many of these men, women and children did not have a home or country to which they could or wanted to return, Jews made up an increasingly large proportion of the population of the UNRRA DP camps, some of which remained in operation for years.