Displaced Persons, Refugees, Holocaust Survivors

Refugee Problem in France, January 1941

The Treatment of Diplaced Jews in the United Sates Zone of Occupation in Germany, 1945 Report of Earl G Harrison to President Truman

Earl G Harrison was the United States representative on the Intergovernmental Committee on Refugees, who was instructed by President Truman to inquire into the situation effecting displaced persons, particularly Jews, in the United States zone of occupation in Germany, in mid-1945.  These conditions were cogently summarised in his conclusion that "As matters now stand, we appear to be treating the Jews as the Nazis treated them except that we do not exterminate them. They are in concentration camps in large numbers under our military guard instead of S.S. troops. One is led to wonder whether the German people, seeing this, are not supposing that we are following or at least condoning Nazi policy."

Letter from President Truman to General Eisenhower Enclosing the Harrison Report on the Treatment of Displaced Jews in the U.S. Zone

President Truman's Statement and Directive on Displaced Persons, December 22, 1945

Document compiled by Dr S D Stein
Last update 12/10/98
Stuart.Stein@uwe.ac.uk
ęS D Stein

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