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Safe Among the Germans: Liberated Jews After World War II

Ruth Gay


This book tells the little-known story of why a quarter-million Jews, survivors of death camps and forced labor, sought refuge in Germany after World War II. Those who had ventured to return to Poland after liberation soon found that their homeland had become a new killing ground, where some 1,500 Jews were murdered in pogroms between 1945 and 1947. Facing death at home, and with Palestine and the rest of the world largely closed to them, they looked for a place to be safe and found it in the shelter of the Allied Occupation Forces in Germany. By 1950 a little community of 20,000 Jews remained ... More

Keywords: death camps, forced labor, World War II, liberation, homeland, Jews, pogroms, Allied Occupation Forces, fall of Communism, Lubavitcher

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780300092714
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300092714.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ruth Gay, author