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Lippstadt 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 Lippstadt Displaced Persons Camp. This camp was located in Lippstadt, Germany.

History of the Camp

In 1944 a women's subcamp of Buchenwald was founded in Lippstadt. It was also the site of a displaced persons camp in the years following World War II. On 1 April 1945 the US 2nd Armored Division made contact with the 3rd Armored Division at Lippstadt, effecting junction of the US Ninth Army with the US First Army, and seized the city against scattered resistance.