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In war's wake : Europe's displaced persons in the postwar order

Author: Gerard Daniel Cohen
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
Series: Oxford studies in international history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text argues that postwar international relief operations went beyond their stated goal of civilian 'rehabilitation' and contributed to the rise of a new internationalism, setting the terms on which future displaced persons would be treated by nations and NGOs.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerard Daniel Cohen
ISBN: 9780195399684 0195399684
OCLC Number: 770224883
Description: viii, 237 pages : maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction : The last million --
The battle of the refugee : displaced persons and the making of the Cold-War West --
"Who is a refugee?" : from "victors' justice" to anti-communism --
Care and maintenance : the new face of international humanitarianism --
Displaced persons in the "human rights revolution" --
Surplus manpower, surplus population --
Extraterritorial Jews : humanitarianism, philosemitism, and the advent of Jewish statehood --
Epilogue : The golden age of European refugees, 1945-60.
Series Title: Oxford studies in international history.
Responsibility: Gerard Daniel Cohen.

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This text argues that postwar international relief operations went beyond their stated goal of civilian 'rehabilitation' and contributed to the rise of a new internationalism, setting the terms on which future displaced persons would be treated by nations and NGOs.

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