The Battle of the Refugees
Displaced Persons and the Making of the Cold-War West
The chapter examines the negotiations on displaced persons held in 1946 within various organs of the United Nations. Whereas the Soviet Union, Poland and Yugoslavia demanded the compulsory return of their displaced nationals, and in particular those deemed “quislings and collaborators,” Western nations insisted on the rights of individuals to oppose their national governments. On February 14, 1946, the first human rights resolution adopted by the UN General Assembly recognized the right of DPs to temporarily remain in Germany. Deprived of Soviet support, the International Refugee Organization created in December 1946 was mandated to resettle the “last million” of displaced persons across the world.
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