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

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high rate is not uncommon among Balts.

The team Medical Officer and the hospital staff also carried out the following duties:

a)  Pre-natal examination and care.
b)Baby clinic.
c)Examination and weighing of kindergarten children every two weeks.
d)Weighing of other school children and all others monthly.
e)Controlling closed TB cases monthly.
f)Immunizations kept up to date.
g)Examinations of food handlers every month.
h)Dental examination of school children every quarter.
i)Distribution of vitamins to children under 15, to pregnant and lactating women, and to certain others.
j)Weekly inspection by three doctors of all billets, showers, and swimming pool.
k)DDT dusting and notations on DP 2 cards
l)Boiling fresh milk.
m)Disinfestation of barracks and placing chloride of lime in concrete garbage containers (one man, full-time).
n)Issuance by team Medical Officer of certificates to DPs unable to work.
o)Condemning spoiled food.
p)Furnishing list of pregnant and lactating women for special food rations.
q)Checking caloric content and balance of food rations, and distributing special care rations.


During 1946, the registration files were revised and put in excellent order by Mr. Bankovskis, a Latvian who was formerly a member of the Latvian Committee.


In early 1946, the Latvians, as the largest group in camp,


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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