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Category: Do you recognize?
Approval Date: 10/2/2013 4:35 PM
Family Surname: yhodit gotlieb- nussin -hershkovits
Country: Germany
Date of Image: 1947
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A group of girls in Bergen Balzn
It could be a group of Agudat Israel, but it may not
I would wish to get information on people who identify themselves or others in this picture

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10/2/2013 8:38 AM This photo was taken at the Bergen-Belseon Displaced Persons Camp, which was established after liberation at a different site not far from the former concentration camp.
The building in the background at the left can be seen in these photographs:
http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/media_ph.php?ModuleId=10007066&MediaId=5119
http://www.infocenters.co.il/gfh/notebook_ext.asp?book=51840&lang=eng&site=gfh
See the page about the DP camp at the US Holocaoust Memorial Museum:
http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10007066
I quote also the Bergen-Belsen Memorial's website at
http://bergen-belsen.stiftung-ng.de/en/history.html
"After the liberation, the British Army set up an emergency hospital at the nearby Wehrmacht barracks which developed into a camp for Polish and Jewish displaced persons (DPs). This was the largest Jewish DP camp in Germany, at times holding up to 12,000 survivors of the Shoah. The DP camp was closed in 1950."


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