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Fürth Displaced Persons Camp

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The purpose of this project is to collect all of the profiles of displaced persons or Holocaust Survivors who were residents of the Fürth Displaced Persons Camp. This camp was also called Finkenschlag and was located in Fürth, Germany.

After the end of the Second World War, a Displaced persons camp for Jewish Holocaust survivors was established in Fürth (Finkenschlag). In 1945 it housed 850 inhabitants; it was shut down in July 1950.

There is a memorial to the Jewish community in the Geleitsgasse square, just off Königstrasse. Archaeologists discovered a Mikvah (ritual bath) in a house in the centre of Fürth. This building now houses the Jewish Museum of Franconia, which opened in 1998.