A Short History of Junkers Camp, Bettenhausen, KasselDonald F. McGonigal, UNRRA, 1947 (monograph)

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Accountability Officer, gave the camp the highest rating for the condition of its warehouses and effectiveness of supply control and accountability, and in September, Major Shelly, a Warehouse Inspec­tor from CHQ who inspected most of the camps in this area with special emphasis on supply accountability, informed the local Field Supervisor that he had never seen anything as perfect as Junkers in all his ware­housing experience. He spent several hours trying to find a mistake in the records, and finally had to content himself with the rather tame suggestion that issue vouchers be cross referenced.

Supply - Food

The requisitioning and drawing of food rations from the G 5 warehouse has been largely routine and theoretically in accordance with caloric standards as prescribed by the current army directive on DP rations, but the calory computations of the team medical officer for the early part of 1946 indicated a certain degree of fluctuation in the food issues, largely because of shortages of certain items such as fats for varying periods. The Red Cross parcels, which had given variety to the camp diet, were nearly exhausted in July and such parcels as remained were held for use on repatriation trains. Monthly head counts were instituted in October along with the compulsory use of food cards in all camps, and when the food scales and requisitioning procedures established by the Army Order of October 11th. went into effect on November 1st. and food surpluses had to be returned, camp diet became very monotonous. The hospital had gradually built up a food surplus based chiefly on rations drawn for patients too ill to eat, and from this surplus it had been able to supplement the nor­mal diet where necessary from a medical standpoint, but this surplus had to be returned also.

Diet problems were further complicated by the inadequacy of


This content transcribes an original report of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA), a separate copy of which is filed in the United Nations Archives (UNA), Reference number: S-1021-0081-05, Title: Monographs - DP-US 20 - Displaced Persons - United States Zone (Germany) - Histories of Individual Camps - History Report No. 30, Report: Baltin Camp in Bettenhausen, Kassel by D. F. McGonigal, Date: April 13, 1945. The UNA grants rights to reproduce with attribution. Additionally, this content is protected as a derivative work under Latvian Copyright Law Chapter 2 § 5 ¶ 3 and as part of a collection under Chapter 3 § 5 ¶ 1.2.

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