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David Treger (front row, center in white hair), President of the Central Committee of the Liberated Jews in Bavaria, stands on the speakers platform with other DP leaders and official guests at a public meeting held in the Mittenwald displaced persons camp to protest British immigration policy in Palestine and to commemorate the death march from Dachau to Tyrol.

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    David Treger (front row, center in white hair), President of the Central Committee of the Liberated Jews in Bavaria, stands on the speakers platform with other DP leaders and official guests at a public meeting held in the Mittenwald displaced persons camp to protest British immigration policy in Palestine and to commemorate the death march from Dachau to Tyrol.
    David Treger (front row, center in white hair), President of the Central Committee of the Liberated Jews in Bavaria, stands on the speakers platform with other DP leaders and official guests at a public meeting held in the Mittenwald displaced persons camp to protest British immigration policy in Palestine and to commemorate the death march from Dachau to Tyrol.

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    David Treger (front row, center in white hair), President of the Central Committee of the Liberated Jews in Bavaria, stands on the speakers platform with other DP leaders and official guests at a public meeting held in the Mittenwald displaced persons camp to protest British immigration policy in Palestine and to commemorate the death march from Dachau to Tyrol.
    Date
    1947 May 04
    Locale
    Mittenwald, [Bavaria; Munich] Germany
    Photo Credit
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Aviva Kempner
    Event History
    On May 4, 1947, local committees in the communities of Garmisch and Mittenwald proposed reenacting the American rescue of three thousand Dachau prisoners from a death march to Tyrol in April 1945. This demonstration was intended in part to thank the Americans for their role in the liberation. The Central Committee appropriated the idea and expanded it from a local event to a memorial observance for the entire occupied zone. The centerpiece of the observance was a march to Mittenwald. Four to five thousand marchers participated, including many former prisoners who had actually traversed the same route on the death march from Dachau to Tirol two years earlier. After marching for almost two hours to the assembly point, the assembled heard survivors of the original Mittenwald march, including the new chairman of the Central Committee, Dovid Treger, who urged them to assume the struggle for the establishment of a Jewish homeland in Palestine. Lieutenant James Charles Rooin especially drew cheers and applause when he declared his admiration for and sympathy with the goals of the marchers. Afterwards the members of the Central Committee assembled in the corner of Mittenwald's Catholic cemetery where those who died in the Tyrol march had been buried, and Treger laid a wreath in the midst of the martyrs' grave.

    [Source: Finder, Gabriel Finder; "Yizkor! Commemoration of the Dead by Jewish Displaced Persons in Postwar Germany"]

    https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005162.

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    Copyright: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Provenance: Aviva Kempner

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