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When the Second World War ended, many survivors had no place to go. For more than 250,000 Holocaust survivors, Displaced Persons (DP) camps in Austria, Italy, and Germany offered a refuge. These facilities were administered by Allied authorities and UNRAA, the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration. Many DP camps were at army barracks or former concentration camps. Living conditions at the camps could sometimes be difficult but these camps afforded refugees a place to begin to rebuild through education and learning trades. It was in DP camps that many survivors planned their journeys to leave Europe and begin their new lives. Learn about life in a DP Camp through the testimony of Norma Dimitry.

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