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dc.contributor.advisorLatimer, Paul
dc.contributor.authorSusanto, Widy Novantyo
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-14T08:09:46Z
dc.date.available2018-09-14T08:09:46Z
dc.date.copyright2018-08
dc.date.issued2018-09
dc.date.submitted2018-09-04
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/47877
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of article.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (M.S.): Bilkent University, Department of History, İhsan Doğramacı Bilkent University, 2018.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 95-100).en_US
dc.description.abstractAfter World War II the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) was tasked with providing assistance to millions of displaced people in Europe including unaccompanied children discovered in the US Zone of Occupied Germany. Mainly victims of Germanization, UNRRA‟s mission was to identify the nationalities of the children and to rehabilitate them through renationalization and repatriation. Determining the nationalities of the children was not as clear cut as UNRRA anticipated it to be. To have an understanding of the difficulties UNRRA faced, the relationship between UNRRA and other governing bodies such as OMGUS (Office of Military Government, United States), German authorities and the officials representing Central and Eastern European Governments need to be explored as their objectives did not necessarily align with each other. OMGUS was unwilling to remove the children due to protests from German authorities while the Central and Eastern European governments called for repatriation. UNRRA sided with these governments but the actions they could take were limited as they operated under OMGUS‟s authority. In support of the German authorities, OMGUS introduced policies with the aim of preventing UNRRA and the liaison officers from removing the children from German homes and institutions. This thesis argues that UNRRA‟s process of determination of nationality became a cause of confusion and disagreement amongst the different bodies dealing with the unaccompanied children. UNRRA‟s attempts to overturn OMGUS‟s policies shows that these competing objectives were detrimental to UNRRA‟s mission and led to its child search operations come to a standstill.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Widy Novantyo Susanto.en_US
dc.format.extentxii, 110 leaves : illustrations ; 30 cm.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectDisplaced Personsen_US
dc.subjectGermanyen_US
dc.subjectUnaccompanied Childrenen_US
dc.subjectUnited Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administrationen_US
dc.subjectUnited Statesen_US
dc.titleUnaccompanied children: UNRRA and displaced children in the United States‟ zone of occupied Germany (1945-1947)en_US
dc.title.alternativeRefakatsız çocuklar: Almanya'nın ABD işgal altındaki bölgesinde yerinden edilmiş çocuklar ve UNRRA (1945-1947)en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Historyen_US
dc.publisherBilkent Universityen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S.en_US
dc.identifier.itemidB158940


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