Displaced Persons -

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Saalfelden, L. Salzburg (U.S. Zone), Jews, Team 321, See Salzburg archives.

    Municipal office: Stadtgemeinde Saalfelden
    Mittergasse 5
    A 5760 Saalfelden am Steinernen Meer

    Tel: 0043 797 - 0
    Fax: 0043 797 - 50
    Email: tpost@saalfelden.at

    Photos of Givat Avodo submitted by Klaus Fohringer:klaus
    Photo source: Saalfelden Municipality http://www.saalfelden.at/
     

    Birdseye view nestled at base of mountains;

      Entrance
    Saalfelden Bricha   Evacuating the camp
    Bricha - Photo source: Saalfelden Municipality http://www.saalfelden.at/   Tauernflucht - Evacuating the camp

     

Saint Marein / St. Marein

    DP camp kindergarten; Source USHMM
Saint Martin's Villach / St. Martin's Villach, Land Kaernten (British Zone) - See also Graz camp
    City Archive: Stadtarchiv Villach
    Widmanngasse 38
    A-9500 Villach
    Telephone: 43 (4242) 205 349

    10/13/04 Hi Olga;

    I was born in ST. MARTIN, VILLACH in 1953. My father's name is GEORGE RUDOLPH MEZEI. My two older brothers were born in Hungary. We came to the United States in 1956. I also lost my birth certificate, Can help me by telling me how I may obtain one. Greatly Appreciated. MARIA HELENA MEZEI

Saint Veit an der Glan / St. Veit an der Glas - See Graz camp

Salzburg now has it's own page.; DP Hosp. (U.S. zone). In the town of Salzburg were five DP camps:

    Riedenburg (Machne Yehuda) on the "Neutorstrasse, Ecke Moosstrasse."
    Camp Herzl (Franz-Josefs-Kaserne) between Schrannengasse and Paris-London-Strasse.
    Camp Mülln 6 DP in Müllner Hauptstrasse 38.
    Beth Bialik in the part of Salzburg, called Maxglan.
    Beth Trumpeldor in the part of Salzburg, called Gnigl, and
    New Palestine (called later Parsch) in the Wiesbauerstrasse 9 in Salzburg-Parsch (Parsch is also the part of Salzburg)
    Other DP camps in the country (province) of Salzburg, outside the city of Salzburg were called:
      Puch bei Hallein and
      Lager GIVAT AVODA (in the Wallnerkaserne*) opened in summer 1946 in the small vollage called "Saalfelden" am Steinernen Meer.
    *Kaserne means barracks


    Searching:
    It is important to me to find my displaced- person friend of nearly 60 years ago--- He was a 12-14 years old and was a Czechoslovakian and living in Salzburg Austria in 1946. I would like to get us a roster of Czech. displaced persons living in Salzburg in 1946. I have found that there might have been 600 or so there but there should not be too many named Joseph and about 14 years old; I would like to locate him since I am in a position to help him if he needs help----and I would very much like to go see him under any circumstance. Patronize an old 78 year old sentimenal ex G I. How about the Embassy in Prague? From: floyd carroll floydcarroll@sbcglobal.net
Salzverg
    1/31/05
    Thank you for responding---I will send the photos in the next few days. By the way, do you know if there was more than one DP camp in Salzverg? They ( the Gilner family) know they were in Salzverg from 1945-1948. Karen Salver

 

Schwabenlager Groedig
    4/10/05 Hi,
    I lived for 5 years in a DP camp on the outskirts of Salzburg. The camp was located in Groedig, Austria. It housed hundreds of Donauschwaben refugees, mostly from Yugoslavia. It was called Schwabenlager Groedig. I have a photograph that I can share with anyone who is interested. Thank You Franz Bohn


Schurer, St Margareton
    3/20/05 Olga,
    You may be of assistance but I'm looking for information on a camp called Schurer, location is St. Margareton. Have you heard of this camp? Regards, Adam Bradley

    Reply from a reader: Near Knittelfeld, in Styria, is a place called St. Margareton, in Burgenland is a place called St. Margarethen. In Oststyria their is also a place called St. Margareten and it is also a place where there were Jews.

Seebach DP Hosp., Land Kaernten (British)
    11/14/04: "Seebach was a DP-Heilsätte (cure) in near Millstättersee in Kärnten," writes Herta. She provided us with the addresses of many of these city offices.
Seeboden in the state of Karnten. There is the museum of medieval legal history: The history of torture (in German).

    Former Seeboden DP camp, maternity hospital in 1994

    Market Municipality: Marktgemeinde Seeboden
    Hauptplatz 1
    A 9871 Seeboden

    Tel: 0043 4762 81255 - 0
    Fax: 0043 4762 82834
    Email: seeboden@ktn.gde.at

    This is a transcript of a wartime log kept by Sgt. Thomas Horace Hawksworth:

      "I saw the commandant and requested to go up to Marlag (a marine POW camp) and he promised that several marines already in Stalag were to be sent up as soon as transport was available. This was quite obviously an empty promise for on May 2nd 1943 I was sent with other N.C.O.s to Spittal-an-der-Drau in the Tyrol. Now I could really get enthusiastic about this place as I've never seen such beautiful scenery and as the camp was quite small, discipline was easier and we were allowed to go for walks under a guard, of course. I was able to go swimming, sometimes four times a week in a lake called Millstätter See at Seeboden, about 3 km by 1 km. The swimming, scenery and a good commandant combined to make this the best camp I've been in. Often as I sat by this lake looking at the beautiful scenery, it crossed my mind what an ideal place to bring Bunchie and Maureen to for a holiday after the war. I don't believe there was an unfit man among all the British there. I myself was tiptop. Must have been to go three rounds with Jock Sanderson in the two boxing tournaments we held there. The Russians, however, were not so well treated having no Red Cross and insufficient food, with apparently no constitution to withstand this life, they simply died off like flies. There must be millions of mass graves throughout Germany." For more of Hawksworth's story, see: http://www.btinternet.com/~stalag18a/thomashawksworth.html

Spittal, an der Drau, Kärnten, Austria , Land Kaernten (British zone) Slovenians, Lithuanians, Ukrainians

12/1/07 Dear friend
What a fantastic page that are working with DP camps. I'm born in a DP camp, Spittal an der Drau. It's hardely mentioned among all the others, how come? Maybe people from that camp just didn't find it??? Well together with my mother and three brother, we left the camp in 1960 for Sweden. I was the youngest and only three years old. I heard some stories from those days but most of them where never told. I'm eager for knowing more. I have some photos from the camp and if there is someone intrested I wouldn't mind sending them. Of course, I'd love to see photos from the camp. If anyone is interested, I really would like to know more and tell what I know.
Peter Solomon peter.solomon@leksand.se

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1/16/2014 Hi Olga,

My parents were born in Slovenia, they flight with my grandparents in May 1945 through the Loibltunnel to Carinthia and stayed with 20.000 Slovenians on the fields in Viktring, when the British military promised to bring them to Italy. But the trucks go back to Yugoslavia and more than 12.000 Slovenian were murdered.

On June 29th, 1945, all refugees came from Viktring to DP camps in Spittal, St. Veit and Lienz/Peggetz. My father (12 years old) came with the first train to Spittal, my mother (8 years) came to Lienz and in November 1946 with all the other refugges from Lienz to Spittal.
My parents are still living in Spittal and are helping everybody, who wants to know something about the living in the DP camps near Spittal. There were camps in Treffling/Seeboden, in Seebach/Seeboden für TBC patients, in Feffernitz (german-speaking refugees), Kellerberg (Hungarian), Villach/St. Martin and specially in Spittal and Lienz/Peggetz. They help to get birth documents, to find the grave of grandparents, to show the locations.

On your website the DP camp Peggetz/Lienz is named for Slovenian, but all informations and fotos are from the Cossacks, the Cossacks cemetery and their meetings every year.

This camp was built in 1938 and was a camp for POW. In the days 5 – 8th May 1945 there came the Cossacks from Italy (Tolmezzo – Timau – Plöckenpass – Lienz), maybe there were more than 40.000 Cossacks in the Drau valley, soldiers with wives, children and horses.
On June 1st, 1945 and the next days, the British military force them to get in the train – to send them back to the Russian cone at the bridge in Judenburg. The camp got empty.

On June 29th, trains stopped again near Peggetz. They brought more than 2000 Slovenians to stay in this camp for more than 16 months. Than they were brought to the DP camp in Spittal an der Drau.
Now this area is an industry area. The Cossacks were here only 4 weeks, and the people in Lienz know the story of the massacre. But it is hard to find somebody who nothing about Slovenian in Lienz/Peggetz.

This are only the essential informations.
We will be glad to get reactions from all over the world, especially from Slovenian refugees and there descendants. We also organized sightseeing tours in Carinthia and PowerPoint presentations about living in the DP camps.

Sincerly
Johanna Kronawetter, born Starman johanna.kronawetter@aon.at
www.nakul.biz


Stadl-Paura - located in the district Wels-Land in Upper Austria

Official website: http://www.stadl-paura.at/

E-Mail-address: gemeinde@stadl-paura.ooe.gv.at

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stadl-Paura

 

stadl Paura birdseye view
  museum layout of Stadl Paura
Birdeye view of Stadl-Paura
  Museum exhibit of camp with building layout and photos
cabins in Stadl Paura
 

Photos supplied by Klaus Fohringer klaus;

source: Virtual Museum of Upper Austria (http://www.ooegeschichte.at/)

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Steiermark

Archive: Steiermärkisches Landesarchiv
Karmeliterplatz 3
A 8010 Graz
(zuständig Mr. Dr. Obersteiner, he is a very nice man, really)
email: fa1d@stmk.gv.at or general email: post@stla.stmk.gv.at
Tel: +43 (316) 877 4028
Fax: +43 (316) 877 2934

Forced workers in Steiermark website in German
travel to Steiermark

UNRRA-Teams / Steiermark (GB):

Team 314 Kobenz, Bad Schallerbach children center (US ?), Admont (?)
Team 327 Leoben
...responsible for camps: Trofaiach (?),

Team 328 Kapfenberg
Team 333 Graz
...responsible for camps: Leibnitz (?),

Team 334 Admont (10/45: Director Novarine)
Team 335 Judenburg

Steyr (Oberösterreich) (Stoyr, Land Upper Austria) (U.S. Zone)
    City Archive: Stadtarchiv
    A-4400 Steyr
    Stadtplatz 27
    Tel. (07252) [0043 7252] 25711 340

    Steyr Castle Library Schlossbibliothek Steyr
    Berggase 2
    A-4400 Steyr
    Tel: +43 (7252) 3253

    Many other Steyr links: http://www.theatrelibrary.org/sibmas/idpac/europe/ats009.html#2

    Dear Olga,
    Your website has been very helpful for finding information about DP camps. My wife was born in 1947 in what has always been called Steier DP Camp near Linz. Is there something standing there to be seen? Are there any records to be found that would list her birth? We hope to visit in the begining of August. Do you think there is something to see? Is there reading material to be had before we get there? Thank you in advance for your help and guidance. Eliezer Langer / Italy

    3/15/05 Dear Olga:
    I was born in 1941(?) in eastern Russia or Belarus. I was in a DP camp in Austria in 1948 and maybe prior, before emmigrating to Canada. My brother was born in 1947 in a camp near Steyr. My mother's name was Rochela Polasznska (may have several different spellings.) My brother's biological father was Szoel Hersz Popiolek. I would appreciate any information regarding the camp and the occupants as I am trying to piece together my childhood. Thank you. Ann Solomon


    Jewish camp police at Steyr DP camp

    1945 Verkaufsladen
      121 lagerstrasse
    In Steyr, 1945 Verkaufsladen   In Steyr 121 Lagerstrasse (Camp street)

    Photos supplied by Klaus Fohringer klaus;

    source: Virtual Museum of Upper Austria (http://www.ooegeschichte.at/)

         


 

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