Jewish prisoners were initially categorized together with non-Jewish liberated prisoners according to their nationality. However, the authorities slowly came to the realization that the Jewish victims were a unique group who had experienced a special form of persecution and therefore also had special requirements. For this reason, separate camps were gradually established specifically for Jewish displaced persons (DPs). Most of the people in these DP camps were Jewish men and women who could not or did not want to return to their home countries and who made emigration arrangements from these camps.