Kloster Indersdorf

Children who had hidden as non-Jews during the Holocaust formed the initial Jewish community of Indersdorf, a displaced children's home in the Bayern town of Kloster Indersdorf. Located in a twelfth-century monastery and former girls' boarding school, Indersdorf functioned as an international youth shelter until the UNRRA designated the camp as a Jewish children's center in August 1946. Situated between Dachau and Augsburg, Indersdorf was part of the Munich district of the U.S. zone of occupation. The residents of the camp published a newspaper entitled Uj Elet and many of them collaborated to form Kibbutz Dror, a Zionist youth village and commune. Kloster Indersdorf closed on June 30, 1949. During the time that it was open, it was home to over 300 young Jewish DPs.

 

DP Children play the piano at the International Children's Center at Prien am Chiemsee.