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Forgotten Allies

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by Sue Ryder.

When the Allied armies invaded Germany there were about forty to fifty concentration camps. Their total population probably ran into millions, many of whom did not long survive their liberation. Some returned to their homes; some, who had lost their homes, emigrated; a few, who have nowhere to go, are still waiting, living on in ever dwindling hope in a variety of camps and settlements scattered throughout Western Germany. They are just a small section of the vast, intractable problem of the Displaced Person.

Sue Ryder, who has worked with these people for many years, takes us to Germany in order to hear some of their stories from their own lips.

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