Displaced Persons from a camp at Wiesbaden before their departure (1945)
In postwar Germany, millions of people who had been displaced during the Second World War were housed in Displaced Persons (DP) camps. Among the refugees were Holocaust survivors who had been liberated from concentration camps and former forced laborers. Until the establishment of the International Refugee Organization (IRO) in 1947, the camps were managed by the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA). This photo shows a group of Displaced Persons housed at a DP camp in Wiesbaden gathering before their departure. The UNRRA Displaced Persons Camp in Wiesbaden housed some 7,500 refugees, including about 4,000 people from Poland, as well as people from Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Italy and Yugoslavia.
Source: A group of Displaced Persons, who were accommodated at a camp in Wiesbaden, before their departure, in 1945. Photographer: dpa/ Dena US Signal Corps.
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