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‘A Troublesome Nuisance’: Polish Displaced Persons in British Occupied Germany, 1945-51'

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This is the fourth of this year's Humanities Research Seminars, which will be delivered by Dr Samantha K Knapton, Lecturer in Modern European History at the University of East Anglia.


Sam is a historian of twentieth century displacement, Central and East-Central Europe and international humanitarianism. Her doctoral research is now under preparation for publication under the title "Humanitarian Workers, Military Officials and Polish Displaced Persons in British Occupied Germany."  



Top left: Rhoda Dawson’s drawing of an UNRRA welfare trainer in Jullouville (June 1945)

Top right: Rhoda Dawson’s notes on how to ‘sell’ liberty and the idea of democracy in the camps

Bottom: Advice given to Rhoda Dawson on what to do with Eastern Poles

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