The Long Road Home: The Aftermath of the Second World War by Ben ShephardAt the end of World War II, long before an Allied victory was assured and before the scope of the atrocities orchestrated by Hitler would come into focus or even assume the name of the Holocaust, Allied forces had begun to prepare for its aftermath. Taking cues from the end of the First World War, planners had begun the futile task of preparing themselves for a civilian health crisis that, due in large part to advances in medical science, would never come. The problem that emerged was not widespread disease among Europe’s population, as anticipated, but massive displacement among those who had been uprooted from home and country during the war.
Displaced Persons, as the refugees would come to be known, were not comprised entirely of Jews. Millions of Latvians, Poles, Ukrainians, and Yugoslavs, in addition to several hundred thousand Germans, were situated in a limbo long overlooked by historians. While many were speedily repatriated, millions of refugees refused to return to countries that were forever changed by the war—a crisis that would take years to resolve and would become the defining legacy of World War II. Indeed many of the postwar questions that haunted the Allied planners still confront us today: How can humanitarian aid be made to work? What levels of immigration can our societies absorb? How can an occupying power restore prosperity to a defeated enemy?
Including new documentation in the form of journals, oral histories, and essays by actual DPs unearthed during his research for this illuminating and radical reassessment of history, Ben Shephard brings to light the extraordinary stories and myriad versions of the war experienced by the refugees and the new United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration that would undertake the responsibility of binding the wounds of an entire continent. Groundbreaking and remarkably relevant to conflicts that continue to plague peacekeeping efforts, The Long Road Home tells the epic story of how millions redefined the notion of home amid painstaking recovery.
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Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Join Goodreads. Quotes tagged as "life-and-death" Showing of Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Which of these two is better only God knows. I was fourteen when I was murdered. Until you've wrung out every last bit of living you can.
If you know someone that is after the recent loss of a loved one, share these insightful quotes about death to help them in their time of suffering. Often times, people will judge the way someone else grieves because it is not the same as the way that they would personally mourn. But this is also the good news. And you come through. If I can see joy in your eyes, then share with me your smile.
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Get the quote of the day click here. Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it. - If I am, death is not. If death is, I am not.
The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time. Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live. I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.
Since the beginning of time, people have been expressing their thoughts on death in many, many ways. In fact, these ideas, discussions and philosophies surrounding death have been the origin of many great works of art. In my opinion, some of the most powerful words about death exist in quotes. Or speed up? And yet, death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it, and that is how it should be, because death is very likely the single best invention of life. It clears out the old to make way for the new.