From April 1945 to November 1948, the dissolved Benedictine monastery of Sankt Ottilien was transformed into a DP hospital and camp where over the years about 3000 concentration camp inmates were cared for. It served as a central maternity station for Jewish mothers where 427 children were born. Here some noteworthy events took place: On May 27, 1945, the liberated camp prisoners organized a Liberation Concert. On July 25-26, 1945, liberated Jews from all military zones met here for the first time and founded a central committee. This Internet archive documents persons and events connected to the DP camp with the desire to honor courage and hope. If you have additional information of any kind about the St. Ottilien DP camp, please contact the webmaster.