Displaced Persons Camp
Waiting to Board Ship for the United States
"For the first time in my life I was behind barbed wire."
"We left Vienna and went to Bremerhaven, Germany, where the ships sailed from. They only sailed once a week and we wound up in what was called a Displaced Persons Camp. It was an old German Army camp. I don’t know if they didn’t want us to associate with the Germans or the Germans to associate with us, but for the first time in my life I was behind barbed wire. We were in the camp with other people waiting to be able to board ships to come to the United States."