Located in the Bamberg district, Poking Pine City was the second largest displaced persons (DP) camp in Germany after Belsen. Opened in January 1946, the camp reached its maximum of 7,645 Jewish inhabitants on October 19, 1946.

The camp had several Talmud Torahs (religious elementary schools) with more than 200 pupils, as well as a Lubavitcher and a Klausenburger Yeshiva with a combined 500 pupils.

Major camps for Jewish displaced persons, 1945-1946

Poking Pine City’s cultural department featured theaters and sports clubs. A kosher kitchen for serving 200 people was also installed.

The camp closed on February 16, 1949.