The article highlights the process of returning to home and adapting to the «new» life of the Jews of the Drohobych region during the first two post-war years. In this article, we use the foreign archival sources, memoirs and oral histories to investigate the post-war life of the Jews who survived during the Holocaust ing the Drohobych region. It was shown what the Holocaust survivors saw after the German occupation in their home town sand what difficulties they had ing organizing their lives after the war.After the German occupation of the region the Jewish population returned to their native towns from the various hiding places, the evacuation and the front line. In their native towns, the Jews faced many difficulties which influenced their post-war life: 1. The Jews who were not direct witnesses of the Holocaust, since they were ing evacuation or atthefront line during the War, had complicated moral and psychological perception of the consequences of the tragedy (thescale of destructions and human losses). 2. The Holocaust survivors had the health problems because of prolong edmalnutrition and difficult living conditions in the hiding places. 3. The process of finding relatives was very difficult and long-term. 4. The Holocaust survivors were afraid of repeating the persecution ing the postwar period. As a consequence, they were changing the irnamesand surnames to hide their Jewish origin.
Source: Hrom M. (2019) The Jewish population of Drohobych: the adaptation to a «new» life (1944 – 1945). Ukrainian version. Scholarly Works of the Faculty of History, Zaporizhzhia National University. Vol. 52. Part 2: 25-29
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