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Deggendorf Displaced Persons Camp

The purpose of this project is to keep track of all of the profiles of displaced persons or Holocaust Survivors who were residents of the Deggendorf Displaced Persons Camp. The camp was located in Deggendorf, Germany.

Deggendorf was the site of a displaced persons camp for Jewish refugees after World War II. It housed approximately 2,000 refugees, who created a cultural center that included two newspapers, the Deggendorf Center Review and Cum Ojfboj, a theater group, synagogue, mikvah, kosher kitchen, and more. The camp even issued its own currency known as the Deggendorf Dollar. Many of the camp's residents were survivors of the concentration camp at Theresienstadt. The displaced persons camp closed on June 15, 1949.