After the Nazi occupation, a large number of German refugees was left stranded in Denmark. The refugees numbering around 250.000, primarily women and children, were placed in refugee camps situated all over Denmark. Being German was not easy in the Danish society at the time. After five damned years with the Nazi occupation, the task of dealing with a refugee crisis in a humane way was not always easy, especially when public opinion was hostile to anything German. The Danish politicians decided to isolate the refugees from the Danish population. The camps existed as small societies within Denmark, separated from the outside world. In Copenhagen the largest camp was the refugee camp of Kløvermarken where some 18.000 germans lived. During these lines we investigate the implications of the policies created to manage the refugees. By examining cases from the local court at the refugee camp of Kløvermarken, we show how court cases were dealt with, what challenges occurred in their daily lives and how those conflicts and challenges relate to the general refugee policy. This paper concludes, that the everyday life for the German refugees was anything but easy, and that the policies created problems for the refugees, that could have been avoided. Committing an offence against the policy of isolation was highly frowned upon and offenders risked prison.
|Uddannelser||Historie, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||14 jan. 2016|
|Vejledere||Anette Elisabeth Warring|
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