1945 - 1950
Subscription Type
  • Europe, Post WWII, 1945-50, mid-twentieth century
  • The contents of this collection are available for text analysis and data mining through Gale's Digital Scholar Lab (access via "Digital Scholar Lab" entry in Database Library or Catalog).
Resource Types
E-Books and E-Texts
This online archive delivers essential primary sources for the study and understanding of the challenges facing the European peoples in the aftermath of World War II. It covers the politics and administration of the post-war refugee crisis in Europe well as the day-to-day survival of the refugees themselves. The collection contains 119,962 primarily text images from the National Archives of the UK, and reveals the sheer scale of the problem of Displaced Persons (DPs) linked to political problems and the enormous numbers involved. The founding of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA, 1943) and its replacements the International Refugee Organization (IRO, 1947) and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR, 1951) meant that DPs were cared for at the expense of the US, Canada, and Britain. Search for other Archives Unbound collections relevant to European History and WWII in the library's catalog and database website. This collection is part of Archives Unbound.