Train to freedom – the first days of freedom
The freed men, women and children were initially accommodated in the Hadwig Building, then as now part of the St. Gallen University of Teacher Education.
Photographer Walter Scheiwiller happened to be on location and captured these images – a few examples:
Many rested and recuperated from the hardships they had endured and engaged in completely normal activities, with the horrors now behind them.
Eating together was as unusual as enjoying time together without fear.