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Orphans, found by U.S. troops in Germany, play in the infant/toddler room of Kloster Indersdorf.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 55314

Orphans, found by U.S. troops in Germany, play in the infant/toddler room of Kloster Indersdorf.

The original caption reads: "Orphans of Indersdorf, Bavaria
Orphans of 12 nations have found a new home in a former nunnery at Indersdorf, Bavaria, where UNRRA (United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration) recently opened an international refuge for children found by the U.S. Army in Germany. Hundreds of helpless 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 others do not know their own names. Most of these from the 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 teachers of the Allied nations.

This photo shows: Orphan children, found by the U.S. troops advancing into Germany during the war, frolic happily in the playroom of the institution."

Date
1945 November 01
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Joseph Eaton
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Record last modified: 2012-02-28 00:00:00
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