Recommended Reading


Catholic Committee for Refugees, The. D.P. Scholars: Complete List of Scholars Interviewed during 1947 and 1948 in Displaced Persons’ Camps in Austria, Germany, and Italy. Catholic Committee for Refugees, New York City: no date but presumed 1948.

Elliot, Mark R. Pawns of Yalta: Soviet Refugees and America’s Role in Their Repatriation. Urbana, Chicago and London: University of Illinois Press, 1982.

Hayes, Patrick J., “American Catholics Respond to Kristallnacht: NCWC Refugee Policy and the Plight of Non-Aryans” and Maria Mazzenga, “Toward an American Response to the Holocaust: Catholic Americanism and Kristallnacht” in American Religious Responses to Kristallnacht, ed. Maria Mazzenga. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2009.

McMahon, Rev. Joseph M. The Program of War Relief Services- N.C.W.C. for the Relief and Resettlement of Displaced Persons with Particular Reference to West Germany. MA Diss., Catholic University, 1952.

Proudfoot, Malcolm J. European Refugees: 1939-52, A Study in Forced Population Movement. London: Faber and Faber Ltd., 1957.

Vernant, Jacques. The Refugee in the Post-War World. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1953.

Wilson, Francesca M. In the Margins of Chaos: Recollections of Relief Work in and Between Three Wars. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1945.


Arnold-Forster, W. “U.N.R.R.A.’s Work for Displaced Persons in Germany”. International Affairs Vol. 22, No. 1 (January, 1946), 1-13.

Cohen, G. Daniel. “Between Relief and Politics: Refugee Humanitarianism in Occupied Germany, 1945-1946”.  Journal of Contemporary History, Vol. 43, No. 2 (July 2008), 437-449.

Corrin, Jay P. “H.A. Reinhold: Liturgical Pioneer and Anti-Fascist”. The Catholic Historical Review, Vol. 82, No. 3 (July 1996), 436-458.

Dougherty, Frederick J., and C.J. Nuesse. “Differentials in Catholic Opinion on the Admission of Displaced Persons”. The American Catholic Sociological Review, Vol. 12, No. 4 (December 1951), 202-216.

Ginsburgs, George. “The Soviet Union and the Problem of Refugees and Displaced Persons, 1917-1956”. The American Journal of International Law, Vol. 51, No. 2 (April 1957), 325-361.

Jaroszynska, Anna Dorota. “The American Committee for Resettlement of Polish Displaced Persons (1948-1968) in the Manuscript Collection of the Immigration History Research Center”. Polish American Studies, Vol. 44, No. 1 (Spring 1987), 67-74.

Jaroszynska-Kirchmann, Anna. “The Mobilization of American Polonia for the Cause of the Displaced Persons”. Polish American Studies, Vol. 58, No. 1 (Spring 2001), 29-62.

McAvoy, Thomas T. “American Catholics and the Second World War”. The Review of Politics, Vol. 6, No. 2 (April 1944), 131-150.

Murphy, H.B.M. “The Resettlement of Jewish Refugees in Israel, with Special Reference to Those Known as Displaced Persons”. Population Studies Vol. 5, No. 2 (November 1951), 153-174.

Proudfoot, Malcolm J. “The Anglo-American Displaced Persons Program for Germany and Austria”. American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Vol. 6, No. 1 (October 1946), 33-54.

Schnepp, Gerald J., S.M. “What America is Doing to Accommodate Displaced Persons”. The American Catholic Sociological Review, Vol. 9 No. 1 (March 1948), 9-18.

Stypul, Mary. “Nursing Aboard a D.P. Ship”. The American Journal of Nursing, Vol. 48, No. 8 (August 1948), 493-494.  

T.B. “Relief Work with Displaced Persons in Germany”. The World Today, Vol. 1, No. 3 (September 1945), 135-144.

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