GERMANY: The Unwanted

There are 46,000 of them left, the last of the 5,000,000 displaced persons who surged into Germany after World War II and huddled there. The rest have been sent back to their own countries or resettled in new ones by the International Refugee Organization (I.R.O). The ones who remain are the culls, or in social workers' lingo, the "residual group."

This week, at the end of 1951, the I.R.O. went out of business, leaving the 46,000 behind as a legacy to a nation that does not know what to do with them. Before these unwanted D.P.s—nearly all Slavs, almost...

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