After the Jews were liberated from the horror of the camps, they had nowhere to go. People in Europe would call them displaced persons. Hundreds of thousands of Jews had either survived or escaped the concentration camps and when a new program took over to find the Jewish people homes, the head count was 1,200,000. This was both Jewish and non-Jewish survivors looking for a home. Many of the Jews were left without homes. Countries wanted nothing to do with the Jews and some were blocking off their borders to prevent any more from coming in. The Jewish people found themselves at a loss until Israel claimed its independence from England and accepted any Jews without a home. Germany found itself on the bad end of the stick.