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Hallein 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 Hallein Displaced Persons Camp. This camp was located in Hallein, Austria.

History of the camp

Hallein was the site of a work camp annex to the Dachau concentration camp during World War II. After the war, it was the site of a permanent Displaced Persons camp (Beth Israel). In mid-1947, ORT opened a school in two of the barracks, teaching tailoring, dressmaking, electrical and radio technology, baking, beautician training, and upholstery to over 200 students. Later ORT also offered English language classes. In 1948, with the closure of other DP camps, Hallein became the Austrian collection point for Jewish emigrees to Canada and the United States. The camp closed in 1954.