The Role Of Holocaust Survivors In 1945

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In 1945, when the Soviet troops reached the concentration camps, they found corpses, human ashes, and survivors. The survivors were dying from starvation and disease, and it was very hard for survivors to rebuild their lives. After they were liberated, they were scared to go home because of the antisemitism they had faced (and that still existed in many places). There were violent anti-Jewish riots, for example, in 1946, Polish rioters killed at least 42 Jews and beat a large amount of others. Thousands of homeless Holocaust survivors moved west to other areas liberated by the Allies. They found housing in refugee centers and displaced persons camps.
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