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Bergen Belsen, Germany, A visit by a delegation headed by US presidents representative Earl Harrison to the DP camp, July 1945.

Yad Vashem

Yad Vashem

In the photo:
Maurice Eigen of the JDC (extreme left); Dr. Joseph Schwartz (fourth from left), European director of the American Joint Distribution Committee; Standing right next to him: Dr. Hadassah Bimko (later Rosensaft) and Josef Rosensaft, chairman of the Central Committee of Liberated Jews in the British Zone of Germany and also chairman of the Jewish Committee of the Bergen-Belsen Displaced Persons camp; Earl G. Harrison (sixth from left), representative of US President Truman; Dr. Isaac Levy (third from right), senior Jewish Chaplain of the British Army of the Rhine; Norbert Wollheim (extreme right), vice-chairman of the Central Committee; Jacob Trobe (fourth from right) and Moshe Elgen, director of the American Joint Distribution Committee, with members of the Jewish commission in Belsen.

In the last row between Schwartz and Harrison is Tibor Hirsch of the Belsen Committee. Behind H. Bimko is Dov (Berl) Laufer, Secretary of the Central Committee. Behind J. Rosensaft is Herbert Katzki of the JDC. Behind him is Raphael Olewski of the Central Committee.

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  • Title: Bergen Belsen, Germany, A visit by a delegation headed by US presidents representative Earl Harrison to the DP camp, July 1945.
  • Location: Germany
  • Subject Keywords: AJDC - American Joint Distribution Committee , "She’erith Hapletah" , DP camps , ממש��ת אר��"ב , Uniforms , Women , Postwar period , Refugee camps , “She’erith Hapletah” camps
  • Name of submitter: Hadassah Rosensaft
  • Credit: Yad Vashem
  • Collection: Yad Vashem Photo Archive
  • Archival signature: 1201
  • Album number: FA185/159

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