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Three young Jewish DPs look out of the window of their train holding a homemade Zionist flag as they depart from Buchenwald on the first leg of their journey to Palestine.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 80273

Three young Jewish DPs look out of the window of their train holding a homemade Zionist flag as they depart from Buchenwald on the first leg of their journey to Palestine.

The original caption reads, "These three Jewish children are on their way to Palestine after having been released from the Buchenwald concentration camp. The girl on the left is from Poland, the boy in the center is from Latvia and the girl on the right is from Hungary."

Pictured are: Yetty (Yocheved) Halpern Beigel (left); Martha Weber (right); and an unidentified Jewish youth from Latvia. Yetty was imprisoned in Bergen Belsen. In April 1945, she was placed on a transport enroute to Theresienstadt, along with more that 2000 other prisoners. As the end of the war neared, their captors abandoned the train, and the survivors were liberated by the U.S. Army near Magdeburg, Germany. Yetty was sent to the U.S. Military Hospital at Buchenwald to recuperate, where she met Magda Weber. They later immigrated to Palestine.

Photographer
James E. Myers
Date
1945 June 05
Locale
Buchenwald, [Thuringia] Germany
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration, College Park
 
Record last modified: 2021-05-29 00:00:00
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