A movie I saw recently referred to the experience of German Jews who survived concentration camps and came back to live in German cities. It never occurred to me before how uncomfortable, or even horrible, it would be to live as a Jew at that time, knowing what the other Germans had just done to you and your kin. The movie implied that non-Jewish Germans were also uncomfortable with the concentration camp survivors--many felt guilty, obviously, but it's human nature to avoid guilt by projecting it on the victim--hence they were not kind. I am interested in real-life details that give a sense of what it was like for both Jews and non-Jews in Germany post-WW II.
Do we know what they said to each other on the street, in posted signs, in publications? Were there any non-Jews who could reach out in a healing way (and not just suffocate in guilt or a hard heart)? Any German organizations with a stated goal of healing the wounds and ending antisemitism? What fraction of Jews committed to staying, and what fraction left the country (for Israel or elsewhere)?