District 5 - Area Team 1064 - Assembly Center - 95-422 - Polish Camp Altenstadt 1946-1946
UN Records: Box: S-0435- 0013-21
86972 Altenstadt, Germany
Altenstadt after the war (German site).
10/13/04 Dear Mrs. Kaczmar:
Like other I have come across your website by accident. I only recently learned the name of the camp where my parents met and it was Altenstadt. Of course, this name is given to many German towns. My parents were Polish, my father was in the NSZ and I believe came to the camp following the end of the war. I know that he told that he was eventually placed in the American side. My mother simply arrived there with her cousin. Based on your website, I am not sure which website to search with respect to the camp. Both of my parents have died - most recently my father. My father's last name was Deszynski - Burza (Burza was his alias). My mother's name was Nalecz and her cousin was Leslawski (although I am not sure if that was not also an alias) How can I find out which camp he may have been in? Any records you have access to regarding those people??? Thanks for your hard work. Ewa Deszynski firstname.lastname@example.org
My brother's birth document shows Tirschenreuth and has Flossenburg. I know we were at Altenstadt, Schongau (US Zone) Germany. I have a report card with dates of 11 July 1950 to 1 May 1951. On my medical record it has Munich, Germany, Funk Caserne dated Sept 1951. We were on the move all the time. We immigrated to the US in Oct 1951 E. Hutchins Mcekhutch@aol.com
Hello! You have a wonderful, interesting site. I could get lost in it.
My parents--Michael Bronicki and Paulina Nocula Bronicki were in the Altenstadt, Upper Polish Camp in Schongau Germany. They married there and had two children. My Dad worked in the camp. He was head of the kitchen and a fireman of sorts? They had opportunity to leave the camp twice prior to actually arriving in NY on the USAT General Hersey.
They couldn't leave due to my mother being ill and then my father needing surgery on his hip--not necessarily in that order. Upon reading your site info, it was the first time I have heard of beatings. Yet I know my father had to sneak out once to get milk for his children when there was none--and I remember it being dangerous to leave. Anything you can tell me about the camp, who ran it, etc would be great.
Your site was quite interesting to find, and I thank you for having it. There is so much I want to know, but am left with some notes and pictures. They were both on German farms during the war. He was from Kielce--and Wola-Zyzna, District Jedrzejow and my mom from Rzeszow and Hadle Kanczuckie District Jaroslau. Thank you for anything you can provide! Sandra Krzyzanowski (yup I also married a Pole!) AMEDSADE@aol.com
I was born in a DP camp in Altenstadt, Germany. I was born in 1948, but my birth certificate was issued in 1951 when we immigrated to the United States. Is there a list of all births in the camp, and all occupants of the camp in Altenstadt? Any information you can give me would be greatly appreciated. Mari Sutton email@example.com
Follow up: 11/9/2012 Dear Laurence:
I came across your message on the DP Camps website and wanted to let you know that I was born in the Altenstadt DP Camp in 1948. My father disappeared shortly after my birth in war-torn Germany and it took me 43 years to find him. I wrote a book about
it, The Night Sky: A Journey from Dachau to Denver and Back.
There is quite a bit of unknown information about WWII, forced labor, and the DP Camps in the book. I receive emails from people throughout the world who were born in the DP camps and one of the common themes is that their parents refused to talk about those times. Fortunately, in her later years, my mother did reveal the secrets of the DP camps, and they are in the book. Many reviewers and critics have stated my memoir is an important and compelling story. One of the reasons I wrote the book is that I came to the realization that I had no family history to give to my children and great grandchildren. During the search for my father, I found that history and can now leave the family stories for my children and my children's children. My book is in libraries, local bookstores, Barnes & Noble, and can also be found on www.Amazon.com by searching for "Maria Sutton The Night Sky." Best wishes to you. Maria / Maria's book can be located on: http://tinyurl.com/agr6sk2
I am in urgent need of a photograph of my father. I will pay $25 for each photo I accept and $500 for a photo of my father, if accepted. His name is Jozef Kurek, a Polish officer. He was and Altenstadt, Germany, 1947-1948. He was very tall and had blond hair and blue eyes. He was in his early 30's at the time he was in the DPcamps. The photos would have been taken in the Altenstadt and Pfaffenhoffen DP camps. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sincerely, Mari Sutton
There are five Altenstadt's listed on maps of Germany, but the only one that had the DP camp is the one that is two kilometers from Schongau. The address is: Marienplatz 2, 86972, Altenstadt, Germany. It should be noted that every town and city in Germany has an "Altenstadt" section, including Munich (München). Altenstadt means "old town" and every town has a historic section named Altenstadt. Any requests for information from the DP camps should be sent to the Marienplatz address.
The DP camp site is now a military installation and we were not allowed beyond the guard rail. The German officer allowed me to take pictures once I explained to him that I was born on the site. Below are pictures of Altenstadt and the site of the former DP camp.
Mari Sutton email@example.com
|Altenstadt Church||Altenstadt City Center|
|Altenstadt||Altenstadt Guard Station at entrance of former displaced persons camp site|
|Altenstadt - German Eagle on Command Post||Altenstadt Government Offices|
|Altenstadt Cafe am Rathaus across from government offices|
3/16/06 Hello Olga
4/3/07 Dear Olga:
I came across your website while trying to find some information about my family. My father was in Upper Polish Camp Kosciuszko during World War II and I was born in Altenstadt in 1948. We emigrated to Canada in 1949.
I'd like to find out more about my mother and father's families who originally came from Poland. I have no knowledge of any of my relatives who remained in Europe after the war. It was very helpful for me to see your website and wanted to thank you.
Helen Morrison (Zytka), email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jun 18, 2019
Bonjour. je viens de voir votre site ma maman Irèna chmielewska est né la 10/12/1947 dans la Camp d'altensdat .
elle est fille de Chmielewski zygmunt né a Przebrot le 09/04/1905 et de Wazkulinkowa Halina née le 04/05/1914 en Ukraine.
un Frère est né aussi le 15/08/1943 Zygmunt Chmielewski a Pforzheim
si vous aviez des infos sur les membres de ma famille je serais preneur surtout sur tous ce qui concerne leur déportation en allemagne.
merci par avance, J.krawczyk email@example.com
Computer translation: I just saw your site. Irena Chmielewska, my mom, was born 12/10/1947 in Camp Altenstadt.
She is the daughter of Chmielewski Zygmunt nee Przebrot born 04.09.1905 (Wazkulinkowa Halina born on 05/04/1914 in Ukraine). A brother was born also 08/15/1943 Zygmunt Chmielewski in Pforzheim.
If you have information on my family I would take, especially on all regarding their deportation to Germany.
Thanks in advance, J.krawczyk firstname.lastname@example.org