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Young boys,play checkers in Kloster Indersdorf children's home. Many have the initials KL tattooed on their arms.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 51157

Young boys,play checkers in Kloster Indersdorf children's home. Many have the initials KL tattooed on their arms.

Pictured on the left center is Sacher (later Steve) Israeler.

Original Caption: "Orphans of 12 nations have found a new home in a former nunnery at Indersdorf, Bavaria, where UNRRA (United Nations Relief and Rehibilitation Administration) recently opened an international refuge for children whose parents were killed or lost during the war were sent from Nazi foreign labor and concentration camps to this institution. Two-thirds of the group are Polish and Jewish. Some are too young to remember their parents and some do not know their own names. Most of them from concentration camps have no other identification than a number and the letters 'KL' (Konzentrations Lager) marked on their skins. When children arrive at the institution, they are deloused, bathed and given clean clothes. Medical attendants then innoculate them against typhoid fever, diptheria and smallpox. The infants are cared for by nurses while older children begin elementary education in their own language under teeachers of the Allied nations."

Date
1945 November 01
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Joseph Eaton
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Record last modified: 2012-11-29 00:00:00
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