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Deggendorf Songbook

Songbook from Deggendorf displaced persons camp.

Songbook from Deggendorf displaced persons camp. —US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Richard Katz

Transcript

Deggendorf you are the nicest camp for Jewish D.P.s

Deggendorf and everybody here is happy to be

When one day we start from here away, we all sing very sadly: we meet again in short time  again with you, we all sing very sadly: we meet again in short time again with you!

December 1, 1945

Carl Atkin, United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) director at the Deggendorf displaced persons camp, receives a songbook created by the survivors in his care.

UNRRA was created at a 44-nation conference at the White House on November 9, 1943. Its mission was to provide economic assistance to European nations after World War II and to repatriate and assist the refugees who would come under Allied control.