DP Camps in Germany - I-J

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We were also in Bad Reichenhall, Hanau, Incikofen.
Warm regards, Maria Nolan / Australia

Ickern (British zone) town near the city of Castrop-Rauxel
City website: http://www.ickern.de/
Email: info@ickern.de

Lots of coal mine disasters in Ickern.

"As the 89th re-assembled at Ickern, the tide of battle had carried hundreds of miles past the Ruhr, and even now the American Armies were perched on the banks of the Elbe, striving to establish contact with the Russians approaching from the other direction. ...Though Ickern showed all of the effects of aerial and ground warfare, still there were enough areas left intact to provide comfortable living quarters for all the companies, in addition to divisional units." See: http://www.4point2.org/hist-89-p3.htm

Indersdorf (Kloster is Monastery)

Ingolstadt - Sub area 7 - has its own page.

City archives:
Stadtarchiv Ingolstadt
Auf der Schanz 45
85049 Ingolstadt

City archives: Stadtarchiv Iserlohn
Theodor-Heuss-Ring 5
58636 Iserlohn
Tel: (49)-2371-217-1920, -1921, -1922, -1924
Fax: (49)-2371-217-2982
Email: archiv@iserlohn.de
Web: http://www.archive.nrw.de

Isselheide (British zone) - Latvians, http://www.archiv.org.lv

10/3/04 Hello Olga,
Insula DP Assembly Centerheld 600+ Latvians, some Estonians, and a few Lithuanians. This camp was in former military barracks and located in Strub beim Berchtesgaden. I am compiling stories in a book of former Latvian DPs who were at Insula. You have a good site.

Here are a couple of photos. These photos are 55+ yrs old:

First one shows Insula DP camp lower left, Orlyk is in right center part.

To verify that there was Insula camp, a sign board was erected by the main road, Berchtesgadener Strasse.

View of Watzmann from DP Camp Insula.

Insula, after closure as a DP camp, was converted to a senior care home and retained its name as Altersheim Insula, operated by Evang -Luth. Diakoniewerk Hohenbrunn. We were not able to located any UNRRA or IRO records about Insula. They are somewhere. Sincerely, Ventis Plume / Anchorage, Alaska

Insula book: World War II ended in Europe 60 years ago this week. The millions of refugees who were in Germany included many Latvians. Here are their stories of escape from their homeland, their survival, and life in the Displaced Persons Camp called Insula in Berchestgaden, Germany. This long-awaited book, INSULA has finally arrived. More than 30 people have contributed their stories, written in English, with many also translated into Latvian. The book includes hundreds of photos.
For a description of the book and ordering information go to: https://www.kirkhouse.com/ or http://www.latviansonline.com
John Plume plume62@aol.com and Ventis Plume vplume@gci.net Tel: 952.927.4830

Itzehoe - UN camp #1209, Schleswig Holstein (British zone) - Latvian residents
(see Slave camps section for more)

Jaegerslust (British zone)
Dear Olga,
I just came across your very interesting webpage on Displaced Persons camps. I would like to ask you, if you could add the title of my book dealing with the Polish DP camp Jaegerslust in the Schleswig-Holstein Area in the nothernmost part of Germany. It contains information about many other DP camps.

Karsten Dölger, "Polenlager Jägerslust," Polnische Displaced Persons in Schleswig-Holstein 1945 bis 1949, Neumünster 2000.
Yours sincerely Karsten Doelger / Germany

Jena -
Jena was founded quite late, compared to its near neighbour villages, in the early 2nd millennium. Part of the State of Thuringia from its foundation in 1920 on, it was incorporated into the German Democratic Republic in 1949 and its district of Gera in 1952. Since 1990, the city of Jena has been a part of the Free State of Thuringia which is itself part of the Federal Republic of Germany.Jena is not far from the Hermsdorfer Kreuz where the A9 (E49/E51) from Berlin to Munich and the A4 (E40) from Frankfurt to Dresden cross. Just take the way towards Erfurt/Frankfurt.

Jever, #2512, (formerly Hohne), Land Niedersachsen (British zone)

Sep 25, 2014
Subject: Great WEBSITE for DP camps.

Dear Olga,
I was born in Munich in 1946 but my family lived in Schleissheim until we emigrated to the U.S. in July 1949. My father was in Klagenfurth before that and my brother was in Johstadt, Germany where he disappeared in April or May 1945 -- unsure of exact month -- at the age of 15. Would like to know how to find MISSING Brother -- do not know if he survived the chaos after the war ended. Bless you for obtaining valuable information that can bring peace to family members who still have questions like myself at age 68. Tanya Milenkovich, tatianakm55@gmail.com.

Jordanbad, UNRRA camp 10 team 209 Jordanbad near Biberach
Dear Madam,
I am glad to find some information about post war DP camps in the internet. Thank you so much. May I inform you about a DP camp which I cannot find in your lists. It was situated in Jordanbad, a former spa near Biberach / Riss in South Germany. It consisted of two camps: camp 10a for Jews mostly of Austrian or German origin who had so-called "promesas" of South American states which were not valid anymore. Inmates mostly had come from German internment camps such as Liebenau, Biberach, Wurzach; camp 10b for Polish Jews who had come from different Nazi concentration camps.

During World War II more than 2000 Channel Islanders from Guernsey, Jersey and Sark were deported and interned in Germany by the German Occupying Forces. One of the internment camps was Lindele Camp, situated informer barracks near Biberach / Riss, South Germany. In the book, "Das war nicht nur 'Karneval im August'" (see book page), I describe the backgrounds of the deportations and tell an impressive story about life in a German internment camp, which was not just 'Carnival in August' as local eye-witnesses used to call a summer festival in camp in August 1943. In spite of excellent food supply by international organisations, life behind barbed wire was never without any conflicts and problems. Particularly during the last months of war, when Biberach Camp was used as a Transit Camp for Jewish detainees from Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, who were supposed to be exchanged to Switzerland. Sincerely, Reinhold Adler

Main building

Camp Entrance

The first photo above shows several mothers with their children in front of one of the main buildings. Some women have wooden prams that had been produced by British internees of Biberach internment camp during WW II.

The camp entrance and the camp leader Mr. Max Moses (or Moser).

Documents about UNRRA camp Jordanbad can be found at the following archives: 1) Archiv Kloster Reute, Klostergasse 6, 88339 Bad Waldsee bzw. Postfach 1262, 88331 Bad Waldsee, Germany
e-mail: orden@kloster-reute.de

2) UNO Archives and Records Center 1, U.N. Plaza, New York, NY 10017, USA

Jüchen / Juechen

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