Couples with their new babies in the Gabersee DP camp

Couples with their new babies in the Gabersee DP camp

Three couples pose with their babies in the Gabersee displaced persons (DP) camp in Germany, 1947. In the center are David and Bella Perl (later spelled Pearl), who met and married after the war, with their daughter, Rachel.

During the Holocaust, Bella Scheiner and her family were deported to Auschwitz. From there, she was sent to forced labor at Reichenbach, a sub-camp of Gross-Rosen. Bella met David—who had lost his wife and child during the war—while working at a photography studio after liberation. They married in 1946 and traveled to Gabersee, where Rachel was later born. After nearly three years in the DP camp, the Perls immigrated to the United States.


  • US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Rachel Pearl Bitan
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