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Lesson Nine: Liberation and Aftermath

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With the end of World War II came the liberation of Jews who had been in concentration camps or in hiding. Displaced Persons camps (DP camps) were established in Germany and Austria to house these homeless, stateless refugees. Even after World War II was over, it was difficult to find a country that would allow Jewish survivors of the Holocaust to gain entry. This lesson uses artifacts, photographs, and survivor testimony to explore the unique conditions and needs of Jewish survivors at the end of World War II.

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