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Handwritten thank you note received by an administrator of a displaced persons camp

Object | Accession Number: 1993.59.12

Handwritten letter received by Mordecai Schwartz on February 9, 1947, from a resident in Hasenhecke displaced persons camp, expressing appreciation for Schwartz's work. Schwartz, a soldier in the United States Army, was who was recruited after the war ended in May 1945 to serve as Area Director for the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA). He worked for UNRRA until 1948, when UNRRA was deactivated. He then became Area Director for the International Refugee Organization (IRO), supervising twenty-eight displaced persons camps in Germany. The DP camps were set up to house and feed, and to provide medical service and legal protection for survivors of the concentration and slave labor camps, and to offer them the chance to reestablish their lives postwar. When IRO was deactivated in 1951, Mordecai was recruited by US Air Force Intelligence.

creation:  1947 February 09
creation: Hasenhecke (Displaced persons camp); Kassel (Germany)
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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Mordecai E. Schwartz
Record last modified: 2021-02-10 08:56:02
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