The Last Million
After WWII, millions of lost and homeless POWs, slave labourers, political prisoners, and concentration camp survivors overwhelmed Germany. Soldiers attempted to repatriate them, but after exhaustive efforts there remained over a million displaced persons who had no home to which to return. The international community couldn't agree on the fate of the Last Million, and after a year of inaction, an International Refugee Organization was created to resettle them. But no nations were willing to accept the 200,000 to 250,000 Jewish people who remained trapped in Germany. Only after the partition of Palestine and Israel's declaration of independence were they finally able to leave their displaced persons camps in Germany.