During the Nazi occupation of Europe, many Jewish children were hidden with Gentile families. At the war's end there were real problems when it came to returning these children to those of their natural families that had survived the Holocaust. Indeed there are cases of children who refused to return or of Gentiles who refused to give up their charges.
In 1945 European Jews were desperate to find their missing relatives, to know who had survived. Their anguish can only be imagined when, having located their children, they found that their precious offspring had been alienated from them, with devastating consequences for the future.
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