A Short History of Junkers Camp, Bettenhausen, KasselDonald F. McGonigal, UNRRA, 1947 (monograph)
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|Antoine Zahn||French||Administrative Assistant. Acted as Messing Officer for hospital. Terminated in June.|
|Vally Meschin||Estonian||Secretary-Interpreter. Appointed in April 1.|
|Aleksandrs Skuja||Latvian||Administrative Assistant. Appointed Dec. 1st.|
At the end of the year, only those whose names are underlined remained on the team and most of Dr. van Ackere's time was then taken up with her duties as Area Medical Officer.
Mme. Maria N. Laborde
Mme. Laborde, the Director, was a Frenchwoman of high standards,
strong character, unusual intelligence, and boundless drive and energy.
She was full of sympathy for the displaced persons, and her desire to
help them was complete and uncolored by ambition or other ulterior
motive. Her previous experience had done much to qualify her for her
assignment as Director of Junkers. She had lived and worked in several
different countries, and she spoke French, English and German perfectly.
During the war, before joining UNRRA in Washington in October of 1944, she
had filled important assignments with the U.S. Office of War Information
Paris and New York.
Population Shifts and Repatriation.
On January 3rd., the population of Junkers Camp was as follows:
The odd nationalities were repatriated, transferred or evicted