By Dr. Beth B. Cohen
Following the top of global warfare II, it was once greatly said via the media that Jewish refugees came across lives choked with chance and happiness in the USA. notwithstanding, for many of the 140,000 Jewish Displaced people (DPs) who immigrated to the U.S. from Europe within the years among 1946 and 1954, it used to be a way more advanced tale. Case Closed demanding situations the present positive conception of the lives of Holocaust survivors in postwar the United States via scrutinizing their first years during the eyes of these who lived it. The evidence introduced forth during this publication are supported via case documents recorded by means of Jewish social provider staff, letters and mins from supplier conferences, oral tales, and masses more.Cohen explores how the Truman Directive allowed the yankee Jewish group to address the monetary and felony accountability for survivors, and exhibits what information the neighborhood provided the refugees and what support was once no longer to be had. She investigates the quite tricky matters that orphan young ones and Orthodox Jews confronted, and examines the subtleties of the resettlement procedure in New York and different locales. Cohen uncovers the reality of survivors' early years in the US and divulges the complexity in their lives as "New Americans." (20110101)
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It was left to NYANA almost exclusively to work with the refugees. That, too, had ramiﬁcations for the newcomers. NYANA did not shut its doors. It exists today, still funded by UJA, but with a very different group of clients from the Holocaust survivors it once served. USNA, however, merged with the Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) in 1954 to become the United HIAS Service. Caring for immigrants, of course, was not new to the American Jewish community. HIAS was founded early in the 1900s to help the millions of Jews who emigrated from Russia and Poland to America at the turn of the twentieth century.
How many people watched The Goldbergs or went to the cinema that year cannot be documented. They were not yet called Holocaust survivors, but without a doubt the Holocaust and those who had endured it were assuredly appearing in the public eye. Anyone who was interested would have found ample opportunity to learn about the surviving remnant of European Jewry. For the DPs who wanted to come to America, it was a long road before they were able to do so. But by the time the legislation was in place to admit the DPs, the Jewish community had organized a national agency speciﬁcally designed to receive and resettle the newcomers around the country.
An Austrian Jewish émigré, Dr. Neumann felt that Denver received more than its fair share of difﬁcult cases. ”25 Dr. Neumann also wrote to Miss Beatrice Behrman, USNA’s director of resettlement, apprising her of a difﬁcult situation in nearby Cheyenne. “A delegation of the Cheyenne community arrived yesterday with Mr. G [a survivor], who is trying to leave their community since they could not handle him there any longer,” he told her. A Cheyenne doctor diagnosed Mr. ’s current illness “as a form of a mental disturbance which caused great anxiety amongst the Cheyenne people interested in resettlement,” Dr.