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The Political History of American Food AidAn Uneasy Benevolence$
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Barry Riley

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780190228873

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190228873.001.0001

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The Birth, Short Life, and Early Death of the UNRRA

The Birth, Short Life, and Early Death of the UNRRA

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(p.84) 6 The Birth, Short Life, and Early Death of the UNRRA
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The Political History of American Food Aid
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Barry Riley

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190228873.003.0007

The United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration was an international organization created during the war by the governments of the United States, Britain and Canada to provide emergency food relief for citizens and freed prisoners-of-war of several European countries being liberated from Nazi and Fascist military control by advancing Allied armed forces. It proved to be a good idea gone terribly wrong amid the confusion of rapid liberation and the deep hostility and criticism from Congress, the press and even disgruntled employees of UNRRA itself. The image of incompetence and corruption created by its critics was later found to be vastly overblown, but, nonetheless, led to its being terminated long before the job was done. Millions were left hungry and unaided. America would have to take up the task, alone.

Keywords:   UNRRA, post-war food relief, Lehman, Dirksen, Communist infiltration, refugees, European hunger

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