The Aftermath

A few Jewish survivors give their friend a proper burial. He had been buried during the war as a Christian in Warsaw, Poland. A few Jewish survivors give their friend a proper burial. He had been buried during the war as a Christian in Warsaw, Poland. Source: JHC

The war ended but the suffering continued for Jews as most Jewish survivors were unable to resettle in their pre-war homes. Many found that their homes and businesses had been taken over by others.

 

Mendl Szmerling was nine years old when the war ended. In 1948 he was still a stateless refugee.

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United Nations Displaced Persons/Refugee Identity Card
Germany, 1948

Mendl Szmerling was nine years old when the war ended. In 1948 he was still a stateless refugee.

Source: JHC, courtesy of Mendl Szmerling