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Author Stone, Dan, 1971-
Title The liberation of the camps : the end of the Holocaust and its aftermath / Dan Stone.
Imprint New Haven : Yale University Press, [2015]

Author Stone, Dan, 1971-
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Concentration camps -- Liberation.
Internment camps -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Nazi concentration camps -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
World War, 1939-1945 -- Refugees.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Jews.
Description 1 online resource : illustrations, maps
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed May 4, 2015).
Contents Cover page -- Halftitle page -- Title page -- Copyright page -- Contents -- Abbreviations -- Maps -- Introduction: Explaining Liberation -- chapter one Liberated by the Soviets -- chapter two The Western Allies -- The Liberated -- chapter three Out of the Chaos -- chapter four Displaced Persons or Betrayed Persons? Life in the DP Camps -- Rebuilding Lives -- Psychological Problems -- Education: �If only the world would send us books, books, books!�85 -- Theatre -- Religion -- Family -- Training and Rehabilitation -- Zionism -- BPs?
Chapter five Transitions: DPs in a Changing WorldStrained Alliance -- Cold War Effects -- Conclusion: The Sorrows of Liberation -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Illustrations -- Acknowledgements -- Index
Summary Seventy years have passed since the tortured inmates of Hitler's concentration and extermination camps were liberated. When the horror of the atrocities came fully to light, it was easy for others to imagine the joyful relief of freed prisoners. Yet for those who had survived the unimaginable, the experience of liberation was a slow, grueling journey back to life. In this unprecedented inquiry into the days, months, and years following the arrival of Allied forces at the Nazi camps, a foremost historian of the Holocaust draws on archival sources and especially on eyewitness testimonies to reveal the complex challenges liberated victims faced and the daunting tasks their liberators undertook to help them reclaim their shattered lives. Historian Dan Stone focuses on the survivors-their feelings of guilt, exhaustion, fear, shame for having survived, and devastating grief for lost family members; their immense medical problems; and their later demands to be released from Displaced Persons camps and resettled in countries of their own choosing. Stone also tracks the efforts of British, American, Canadian, and Russian liberators as they contended with survivors' immediate needs, then grappled with longer-term issues that shaped the postwar world and ushered in the first chill of the Cold War years ahead. -- Provided by publisher.
ISBN 9780300216035 (electronic bk.)
0300216033 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 908252719
Additional Format Print version: Stone, Dan, 1971- Liberation of the camps. New Haven : YUP New Haven and London, 2015 9780300204575 (DLC) 2015000674 (OCoLC)900277976.

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