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November 13, 1948

REFUGEE PHYSICIANS IN THE U. S. ZONE OF GERMANY AND THE MUNICH MEDICAL TEACHING MISSION OF 1948

Author Affiliations

Munich, Germany; Providence, R. I.

JAMA. 1948;138(11):813-816. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.62900110001007
Abstract

PART I  Throughout Germany today, in former SS Kasernen, temporary wooden barracks, shell-pocked apartment houses, small housing units, former slave labor camps and exschoolhouses and monasteries, live the United Nations displaced persons.There are 280,000 of them receiving care and maintenance from the International Refugee Organization in the United States Zone of Germany, and another 160,000 existing precariously on the German economy but potentially eligible for legal, repatriation or resettlement assistance from the International Refugee Organization.The displaced persons or refugees represent the remainder of the forced laborers and concentration camp victims of the Nazis, as well as those who fled from their homelands in fear of political or religious persecution. They include also the children kidnapped under a Germanization program, thousands of whom have since been traced to the homes or institutions to which they had been given as booty.When the International Refugee Organization began operation in July

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