were established during and after WWII
in Germany, Austria and Italy, also caled DISPLACED PERSONS CAMPS (DP)
The DP term is mainly used for camps established after WWII for refugges from Eastern Europe, as well as for the inmates of the Nazi German concentration camps.
Even two years after the end of WWII in Europe, there were ove 850,000 people still living in those DP camps, mainly ethnic Germans from Eastern Europe, including our Danube Swabians.
Kapfenberg Lager II, Austria,
- the baracks in the forground -
photo contributed by Elisabeth Krebs-Schwesinger, 2016