Camp Friedland is located close to the border of the German Peoples Republic. The camp?
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Background: Camp Friedland is located close to the border of the German Peoples Republic. The camp is virtually a clearing house for refugees from Poland, in the main, and to a leader degrees from East Germany.
Another batch of German citizens arrived from behind the Iron Curtain today, including some hundreds of old and ageing people with children. The Gomulka Government does not stand in the way of German citizens wishing to return to their homeland rather than before Polish nationals.
As the train arrives the now famous Friedland bell is rung. One of the first things to happen to the on arrival is the repatriates separation from children for radical examination.
Friedland started in 1945 as a refugee camp and about 80,000 have been processed through in the last two years. Most have friends or relations in Western Germany and stay in the camp only for a few days before moving out to a new life.