Wetzlar was a displaced persons (DP) camp in the Frankfurt district of the American-occupied zone. It opened in September 1946 in a former military camp. The first DPs to inhabit Wetzlar were from Cham and Berlin.

Wetzlar had a large elementary school of 450 students in April 1946, two Talmud Torahs (religious elementary schools), two yeshivot (religious academies), and a kindergarten with 95 children in April 1947.

A Meeting at the Wetzlar DP Camp

The Jewish population of the camp decreased from 4,200 in October 1946, to 3,700 two years later. Wetzlar closed on March 31, 1949.