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David Ben Gurion, Chairman of the Jewish Agency Executive, delivers a speech at a public forum during an official visit to the Zeilsheim displaced persons' camp, 1946. Zionist youth march with flags in a procession at the Zeilsheim displaced persons' camp, 1946. Children playing the piano in the Kloster Indersdorf displaced persons' camp. Escorted by American soldiers, a large transport of child survivors of Buchenwald file out of the main gate of the camp, April 27, 1945. They are being taken to homes and medical centers in France. Eli Wiesel appears as the fourth child in the left column. Street scene in the Foehrenwald displaced persons' camp. Group portrait of the children and teachers of the Lindenfels displaced persons' center for children, 1946. The center was administered by members of the Hashomer Hatzair Zionist youth movement, who prepared the children for immigration to Palestine. A math lesson at the elementary school in the Zeilsheim displaced persons' camp. The staff of the DP newspaper, Unterwegs (The Transient), at work in their office in the Zeilsheim displaced persons' camp. Shmuel Hileberg painting in a studio at the Lindenfels displaced persons' center for children, 1946. Women's ward of the hospital at the Bergen-Belsen DP camp. In a synagogue in the Zeilsheim displaced persons' camp, the cantor chants the memorial prayer for victims of the Holocaust. A Jewish DP sports team, wearing the Star of David on their jerseys, pose during a sporting event at the Zeilsheim displaced persons' camp. Jewish police detain a former Kapo who was recognized in the street at the Zeilsheim displaced persons' camp. Portraits of children in the Kloster Indersdorf DP camp in Germany holding name cards. These children are searching for their families. Their photographs were published in newspapers to aid in their search. A group of young boys sit on top of a jeep belonging to the American Joint Distribution Committee at a transit camp in Dablice, Czechoslovakia. Joseph Schleifstein, a five-year-old survivor of Buchenwald, sits on a United Nations Refugee Relief Agency truck. Close-up of three children in the Landsberg displaced persons' camp, 1945. Eleanor Roosevelt visits the Zeilsheim displaced persons' camp. Harry Weinsaft of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, distributes Red Cross packages to Jewish DPs in Vienna. A group of Jewish children waving goodbye to friends in Buchenwald DP camp. They have been recently released and are on their way to France, from where some will go to Palestine. Belgian child Hildrun, surname unknown, poses with a name card intended to help any of her surviving family members locate her at the Kloster Indersdorf DP camp. This photograph was published in newspapers to facilitate reuniting the family. General Dwight Eisenhower walks out of the camp synagogue during an official tour of the Neu Freimann displaced persons' camp. Neu Freimann residents greet General Dwight Eisenhower as his car drives into the displaced persons' camp. American military police help three little girls find their parents at the Fort Oswego Refugee Center in Oswego, New York. Newly arrived refugees wait in line to complete their registration at the Fort Ontario Refugee Center in Oswego, New York. A notice advertising a concert of Yiddish music is posted on a wall in the Zeilsheim displaced persons' camp.
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