Toward a New Life
After the war, hundreds of thousands of survivors, including thousands of orphaned children, emerged from the ruins of Europe and sought a way to establish their lives anew. The Allies established camps for displaced persons in Germany, Austria, and Italy. Concern for children’s welfare was shown in the camps: orphanages, a search system for family members, and education systems were set up. Of approximately 250,000 Jews who reached Displaced Persons camps after the war, 160,000-including several thousand children-emigrated to Israel.