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Trutzhain 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 Trutzhain Displaced Persons Camp. This camp was located in Trutzhain area of the current town of Schwalmstadt, Germany.

History of Trutzhain

During the Second World War, Ziegenhain was home to a prisoner of war camp, Stalag IX-A (one of the French prisoners there, François Mitterrand, later became President of France), and after the war, also to a displaced persons camp at the same facility. The camp is now the constituent community of Trutzhain. Some of the barracks still stand and have been converted into houses.