BANKIER, David (dir.),
The Jews Are Coming Back: The Return of the Jews to Their Countries of Origin after World War II,
Yad Vashem, 2005.

BAUER, Yehuda,
Out of the Ashes: The Impact of American Jews on Post-Holocaust European Jewry. Oxford: Pergamon Press,
Oxford: Pergamon Press, 1989.

BERKOWITZ, Michael, PATT, Avinoam J.,
"We are here". New Approaches to Jewish Displaced Persons in Postwar Germany,
Detroit, Wayne State University Press, 2010.

BRENNER, Michael,
After the Holocaust. Rebuilding Jewish Lives in Postwar Germany,
Princeton, NJ, 1997.

CESARANI David, SUNDQUIST Eric J. (dir.),
After the Holocaust: Challenging the Myth of Silence,
Routledge, 2001.

DORON Daniella,
Jewish Youth and Identity in Postwar France: Rebuilding Family and Nation,
Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 2015.

Making Holocaust Memory,
Polin vol.20, Littman Library Of Jewish Civilization, 2008.

GELLER, Jay Howard,
Jews in Post-Holocaust Germany 1945–1953,
Cambridge, 2005.

Jews, Germans, and Allies : close encounters in occupied Germany
(Juifs, Allemands et Alliés : contacts rapprochés en Allemagne occupée), Princeton, Princeton University Press, 2007.

GUTMAN, Yisrael,
She'erit Hapletah, 1944-1948: Rehabilitation and Political Struggle, Proceedings of the Sixth Yad Vashem international historical conference,
Jerusalem, October 1985.

Return: Holocaust Survivors and Dutch Anti-Semitism,
Praeger, 2003.

Collect and Record! : Jewish Holocaust Documentation in Early Postwar Europe,
Oxford University Press, 2015.

JOCKUSCH Laura, FINDER Gabriel N.,
Jewish Honor Courts: Revenge, Retribution, and Reconciliation in Europe and Israel after the Holocaust,
Wayne State University Press, 2015.

ORT, the Second World War and the rehabilitation of Holocaust survivors,
Edgware, Vallentine Mitchell, 2008.

KOCHAVI, Arieh J.,
Post Holocaust Politics. Britain, the United States & Jewish refugees, 1945-1948,
( Politiques « post-holocauste ». La Grande-Bretagne, les États-Unis et les réfugiés juifs 1945-1948), Etats-Unis, University of North Carolina Press, 2001.

KÖNIGSEDER, Angelika, WETZEL, Juliane,
Waiting for Hope: Jewish Displaced Persons in Post-World War II Germany,
Paperback, 2001.

In the Aftermath of Genocide: Armenians and Jews in Twentieth-Century France.
Durham and London, Duke University Press, 2003.

Life Between Memory and Hope. The Survivors of the Holocaust in Occupied Germany,
Cambridge, 2002.

MASPERO Julia, « French policy on postwar Migration of Eastern European Jews through France and French Occupation Zones in Germany and Austria »,
Jewish History Quarterly
(Revue de l’Institut juif de Varsovie), N°2 (246), juin 2013.

OUZAN Françoise S., GERSTENFELD Manfred (dir.),
Postwar Jewish Displacement and Rebirth (1945-1967),
Brill Academic Publishers, 2014.

REINISCH Jessica (dir.),
« Relief in the Aftermath of War », Journal of Contemporary History,
n°43/3, 2008.

SLUCKI, David,
The International Jewish Labor Bund after 1945. Toward a global History,
New Brunswick (N.J.), Rutgers University Press, 2011.

The Liberation of the Camps. The End of the Holocaust and Its Aftermath.

To stay or go? Jews in Europe in the Immediate Aftermath of the Holocaust,
Kwartalnik Historii Zydow/Jewish History Quarterly, n°246/2, 2013.


Period films made to raise money, visible online:

Battle for Survival,
United Jewish Appeal, 1946.
Watch the video

Seeds of Destiny,
UNRRA, 1946.
Watch the video

Tomorrow's A Wonderful Day,
Hadassah, 1948.
Watch the video

Renaître à la vie,
HEFUD, 1947-1948 (sur le site de l’INA)
Watch the video

About the children's homes:

Unzere Kinder - Nos enfants,
by Natan Gross and Shaul Goskind, 1948, featuring the famous Yiddish actors Shimon Tzigan and Israel Shumacher.
Watch the video


Après les camps, la vie…
by Virginie Linhart, Cinétévé, 2009.

Les survivants,
by Patrick Rotman, Kuiv Productions, 2005.

Nous étions l’Exodus,
by Patrick Rotman, Kuiv Productions, 2005.


Monitoring the history of Jews in Europe after 1945:

ORT and the DP camps:

David Boder’s audio testimonies:

Lutetia, 1945-the deportees’ return:

On DP’s :

Website dedicated to the liberation of the camps and the deportees’ return

Filmed testimonies:

Ma libération :

Vivre après la Shoah :