PLAIN PEOPLE: Mislaid Humanity

On V-E day about 6,000,000 impatient Europeans will start walking home. That was the guess, last week, of Fred K. Hoehler, UNRRA's director of "displaced persons," who figures that by war's end the number of mislaid people in Europe will still bearound 15,000,000—not counting prisoners of war.

UNRRA wishes they would wait for transportation but knows that they will be impatient. An estimated 11,000,000 mislaid people will be found in Germany: 600,000 Belgians, 1,000,000 Czechs, 3,000,000 French (including remaining war prisoners), 500,000 Dutch, 3,000,000 Poles, 2,000,000 Russians, 200,000 Yugoslavs, 6,000 Norwegians, 500,000 Italians. Since the Allied armies...

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