Daughters of Charity in World War II: Sending parcels to a Prisoner of War camp



This French press photo dated July 2, 1942 shows Daughters of Charity in Paris preparing packages to be sent to French prisoners of War in Stalag VIIa. Wikipedia has the following entry with respect to this camp:" Stalag VII-A (in full: Kriegsgefangenen-Mannschafts-Stammlager VII-A) was Germany's largest prisoner-of-war camp during World War II, located just north of the town of Moosburg in southern Bavaria. The camp covered an area of 35 hectares (86 acres). It served also as a transit camp through which prisoners, including officers, were processed on their way to other camps. At some time during the war, prisoners from every nation fighting against Germany passed through it. At the time of its liberation on 29 April 1945, there were about 80,000 prisoners in the camp, mostly from France and the Soviet Union. Many others were billeted in Arbeitskommando working in factories, repairing railroads or on farms."

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