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Heidenheim Displaced Persons Camp

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

Heidenheim played an important part also in the textile industry. Flax grown in the Eastern Swabian Alb was used to manufacture linen. The business grew into an industry at the dawn of the 19th century with the help of cotton imports but declined after World War II due to international competition. During the war, a subcamp of the Dachau concentration camp was located here. It provided slave labour to local industry.

After World War II was over in 1945, a displaced persons camp was outfitted in the city to help relocate Jewish displaced persons. The camp, housing at times up to 2,300 individuals, was dissolved in August 1949.