Insula DP camp (1945-49) Berchtesgaden, Germany.
In 2005 we published a book titled,Insula. Over 25 persons, who had lived in Insula, contributed their stories. We are in the process of re-publishing the book with more stories and photos.
Did you live in the Insula DP camp? Did your parents or grandparents or someone you know who lived there? We have almost 600 names out of the 675 that had been in the Insula DP camp.
Please contact me to contribute either names, stories or photos for this worthwhile historical record of persons and those years.
The first edition of Insulal is in the Latvian Academic and National Libraries in Riga and also in the Occupational Museum.
See http://www.insulabook.com website and contact information.
Insula in 1948 also became a study center (American Zone) along with Imbshausen (British zone) . It provided conferences for pastors , training of Sunday school teachers, and youth leadership training from the various DP camps. Dr. Howard Hong (1912-2010)was instrumental in his work as the first director of LWFSR
In 1999 Dr Hong received Latvia’s highest award to a non Latvian for his work with the refugees -the Order of the Three Stars.