The Wiener Library

For the Study of the Holocaust & Genocide

Jewish Relief in Post-war Europe

The JRU ran Displaced Persons (DP) camps, hospitals, children's homes and schools, homes for the elderly and trade schools for Jewish Holocaust survivors. The Wiener Library holds many photographs documenting their work in the British Zone (these have been donated by Rose Henriques, the leading executive of the JRU, as well as former JRU workers). For more information, see the subject guide on ‘Jewish Relief Units'.

Miss Sarah Eckstein, Jewish relief worker in Bergen-Belsen DP Camp, ca. 1947

Miss Sarah Eckstein, Jewish relief worker in Bergen-Belsen DP Camp, ca. 1947

Smiling children on the first train from Bergen-Belsen DP camp to Palestine, ca. 1947

Smiling children on the first train from Bergen-Belsen DP camp to Palestine, ca. 1947

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Group of children in the Bergen-Hohne DP Camp, ca. 1947

Group of children in the Bergen-Hohne DP Camp, ca. 1947

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JRU Unit Wipperfurth (near Bonn), Germany, Passover 1947

JRU Unit Wipperfurth (near Bonn), Germany, Passover 1947

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