City archives - Stadtarchiv http://www.dachau.de/neu/kultur/stadtarchiv.htm
8/21/06 Ms. Kaczmar,
I am co-authoring a memoir with a Holocaust Survivor who, following liberation during a Death March in the vicinity of Bad Nauheim, joined up with an UNRRA team based there and shortly thereafter accompanied them to their new assignment at Dachau, where he served as a driver and general assistant for several months. We are seeking to locate the number of this UNRRA team and the name of its leader, a British woman. She was extraordinarily kind to him and was instrumental in helping him recover from 4 years of deprivation. With her assistance, he was able to avoid being assigned to a DP camp himself. Yet, with the passage of time, he can no longer remember her name, those of other team members or the Team #.
In addition to our continuing efforts to locate this information from various sources, including the UNRRA archives in New York and the Gedenkstatte & Museum at Dachau, I wonder if you have any knowledge or resources that could be of help? Thank you for any assistance, and for your extraordinary efforts to document DP camp history. Daniel Kadden, Ph.D, Olympia, WA, email:firstname.lastname@example.org
UNRRA Team 546 Director was A.H. Sutton
Regards, Miff Crommelin
City archive: Stadtarchiv
Address: Schloss, D-64283 Darmstadt
von Hahn, W. (1968) Darmstädter Familiennamen bis zum Ende des 16. Jahrhunderts. (Nachdruck)
Amsterdam: Swets & Zeitlinger (Giessener Beiträge zur deutschen Philologie 69)
Grossherzoglich Hessisches Haus- und Familienarchiv Darmstadt (see state archives)
Zentralarchiv der Evangelischen
Kirche in Hessen und Nassau (ev.)
Address: Ahastr. 5a, D-64285 Darmstadt, Tel. (06151) 663428
Bestand: u.a. Kirchenbücher, Militärkirchenbücher
Prätorius, O. (1939) Kirchenbücher und Standesregister im Land Hessen. Darmstadt
Evangelische Kirche in
Hessen und Nassau
Phone: (06151) 405-0
Fax: (06151) 405-440
Zofia Schurik and her husband, Stefan Schurig, were residents at 61 Darmstadt, Beckstr 76, however moved to 64347 Griesheim, Lichtenbergweg 10 in 1983. If anyone has any information about this, please write Mark Norek email@example.com
10/9/09 Dear Olga,
I am looking for names and information on the students of the Professional Betar School in Darmstadt that existed from 1947-48. The director was Samuel MIlek Batalion and the Betar Instructor was Moshe Mordchelewitz. Most of the students made Aliya to Israel and some stayed in Germany.
My website with all the pictures of the students is: www.batalion.net/BetarSchool
Thanks, Lea Dror-Batalion firstname.lastname@example.org
Dassel (British zone)
Datteln (British zone)
Davensberg (British zone)
Dedelsdorf / Dedelstorf, #242, Land Niedersachsen (British zone), Balts
I have spent the last few days reading "DP's Europe's Displaced Persons, 1945-1951" by Mark Wyman, "Walking Since Daybreak" by Modris Eksteins and also "A Woman in Amber" by Agate Nesaule. Quite enlightening and sometimes quite painful, though I don't know why. The memory of those times is imprinted on my heart but very lightly in my memory! My sympathy, especially, for Agate Nesaule is quite profound, almost as if I have had similar experiences to hers. Hans Simons / Australia
Hope these odd recollections help! Cheers, George Carrington
United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration Archives Record Group: PAG 4 Box 5-13: District 3: Deggendorf
"Serving as a transit station for 700 refugees awaiting passage to Palestine, the Deggendorf Jewish Community DP Camp No. 7 was established on February 20, 1945, in Bavaria at the site of a former Nazi concentration camp. Camp money is believed to have been introducd in 1945." From Displaced Persons Camp Money by Frank Passic and Steven A. Feller.
06 Aug 2003 From: Georg Haberl
Dear Mrs. Olga Kaczmar,
I visited your website about DP camps 1945 - 1949 in Germany. I'm interested in the Camp 7 - Deggendorf with the outside camps Mietraching and Mainkofen-Natternberg, near Deggendorf. The cause: I'm born 1934 in Degggendorf and research all about the fights of the US-Units in my home-area April/May 1945 and also the following occupation-time. Therefore I'm also interested in all informations, reports, documents and photos about this camp 7 - Deggendorf. Can you help to whom I should write with my requests? Have you the address of the United Nations relief and Rehabilitation Administration Archives? (See address page for UN archives)
Please excuse, but I must correct some informations about the camp:
It was not established on Febr. 20.1945. Deggendorf was conquered by the 26th YD-Div. at April 27.1945. So the camp must be established May/June 1945!? The camp was not a former Nazi concentrations camp. All the buildings were built 1863 as a hospital. From the beginning of the years 1930... it were used as barracks from the German Wehrmacht (Army), special as military-school for "Unteroffiziere" until the end of war.
I'm very interested in your reply and I hope you can help with my researches. And please excuse my faults in your language. Sincerely Georg Haberl / Germany.
Hello, my name is Leslie Rosenbush. According to several members of my family, my father was interred at Deggendorf D.P. camp post WW II. Would you know where I can turn for a camp list perhaps divulging more information about my father who spoke so little of his wartime experiences in the camps, understandably traumatized by his enslavement and murder of his family. Any help in this direction would be most appreciated. He was in the following camps as well: Budzin, Mielece, Vielicke, Majdanek, Flossenburg and freed by the Russian army at Theresintadt. Do any records or lists survive which may document these interment s either by the Germans or Russians? Where may I turn to? Thank you in advance for whatever help or sources you can provide in my search.p.s. have you heard of a place called "skrent" relating to d.p. interment? Thanx rozebush.
Olga's reply: Budzin, Mielece, Vielicke, Majdanek are in Poland.
Majdanek concentration camp:
City archives: Stadtarchiv Delmenhorst, Rathaus
Tel: (49) 4221-992014
Fax: (49) 4221-991170
Sumitted by: Wolfgang Strobel, author of Post der befreiten Zwangsarbeiter - Displaced Persons Mail Paid in Deutschland 1945 - 1949.
Dear DP Camps,
Yours is a wonderful, important website, thank you so much.
My family were in 10 different DP camps over 6 years before immigrating to Australia in 1949. My family was in Delmenhorst between June 1948 and June 1949.
Here is a photo that shows my Ukrainian mother in a kindergarten photo at Delmenhorst. She is in front of the teacher on the left. A sign can clearly be seen in the background.
I love the way that everyone is impeccably dresses and groomed despite their circumstances.
Karen Bijkersma email@example.com
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Denklingen Hospital (British zone), mostly Poles
Dessau - in Buchenwald Kdo. Dessau was a transit camp,
Detmold camp for Lithuanians & Latvians (2 camps-
State archives: Nordrhein-Westfälisches
Tel: (49) 5231-766-110
Fax: (49) 5231-766-114
10/13/04 Dear Olga,
I thank you for placing your website on the web. I have had some success checking up on my family history, in particular my grand parents and father when they arrived in Australia. However I have noticed something that I am having some dead ends on and was wondering whether you would be able to shed some light on it for me. On my birth certificate it says that my father was born in Deipholtz, Germany. I have not been able to locate the city in Germany anywhere, is it possible that the name of the city was spelt wrong ? What are you suggestions on how I can further my search? I thank you for your assistance and any advice that you could give me. Yours Faithfully Dannielle Davies- Wilkins (nee Tomasiewicz)
Diestedde (British zone)
Dinkelsbuhl has its own page written by John Sklepkowycz who has passed away.
Fortified by the emperor Henry I., Dinkelsbuhl received in 1305 the same municipal rights as Ulm, and obtained in 1351 the position of a free imperial city, which it retained till 1802, when it passed to Bavaria. Its municipal code, the Dinkelsbuhler Recht, published in 1536, and revised in 1738, contained a very extensive collection of public and private laws.
1945 - 1949, The following information provided by Ms. AB in Germany:
5 May 1945: In a report of Headquarters Military Government - US-Army on Displaced Persons (Kreis DINKELSBUEH) TOTAL 6081 persons of different nationalities were mentioned.
Soon this high number of people was reduced by transporting a lot of them to other DP camps in the neighborhood in Bavaria.
So in a continued report on DPs in centers in Dinkelsbuehl and immediate vicinity, TOTAL 627 persons were registered.
The different places of the DP camps in Dinkelsbuehl:
Deutsches Haus (German House)
Goldene Rose (Golden Rose)
Weisses Ross (White Horse): Here were the Lettish DPs.
This came in the year book 2008 of the archive in Dinkelsbuehl and it was in the FLZ like this little paper as a special page on 15th March.
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Even if you cannot help me, I want to congratulate you on the work you have achieved in your site. You have helped so many people reach out to each other and try to understand how history has affected them. Thank you. Please answer to firstname.lastname@example.org Thanking you sincerely, Lisa Vella
Olga's reply: See Biberach or Baden Wurttemberg archives for Riedlingen. Look on this site for map, see how close they are:
or write: email@example.com
Email contact: http://www.dormagen.de/231.html
Thank you. After the Americans came to Kapellen in 1945, mum and dad were taken temprarily to Anrath. From there they first went to the Dormagen camp (which was mainly Polish) for a short while and then to Lintorf - where they stayed from 1946 to 1947. From there they went to Seedorf in about 1948 before being processed for emigration to Australia at Fallinbostel in 1948. They left for Australia from Naples in 1949, arriving in Melbourne a month later. From there they were taken to Bonegilla - but because mum had a baby girl (my sister and was pregnant with me) she went to Cowra for a few weeks as the facilities for mothers was better there. They both finally came to Canberra in 1948. Do you know if there are any photos of the camps at Dormagen, Lintorf and Seedorf which are from that era??
Regards, Peter Ilyk firstname.lastname@example.org
Dornstadt has its own page.
The home for aged DPs was founded in July 1950 and ready on 22. 9. 1951 for its 550 inhabitants. It was a home for Russians, Ukrainians and 10% Germans - and still has, till today, an Orthodox and a Protestant church and likewise a graveyard with beautiful gravestones. In 1963 there were still 50 % of the inhabitants which were former DPs. At present there is a new Jewish community - and a lot of them are also former Ukrainian people. Christof Maihoefer
Dorsten - 3 camps #31/153, (British zone), mostly Poles, Ukrainians;
Dortmund (British zone) Yugoslavs, Poles
Drensteinfurt - 3 camps (British zone)
Technische Universität Dresden
Phone: (0351) 463 4452
Fax: (0351) 463 7178
Web site: www.ua.tu-dresden.de
Hello Olga, I am trying to find any information about my father Tony Kiseneczko. All we know is that he was taken away from his family and home in Ukraine by the German army to work in Germany. He lived and worked on a farm in Dresden or near Dresden. My father told us that Dresden was heavily bombed. Afterwards, American soldiers everywhere and later there were queues for people to go to Canada, USA, England etc. My father came to England where he married raised a family. We would be grateful for any information regarding my father during those terrible times. Love and thanks, Mitro
Duderstadt, #286, Land Niedersachsen (British zone)
Street address: Christian-Blank-Strasse 1
Tel.: 05527 / 2144
Fax: 05527 / 73248
Email: Dr. Hans-Heinrich Ebeling, email@example.com
Web site: www.archive.geschichte.mpg.de/dud-d.htm.
City archives Stadtarchiv
Worbiser Strasse 9
Tel: 0 55 27 - 21 44
Fax: 0 55 27 - 7 32 48
My folks were married in Bremen in 1945. I was born in Duderstadt in 1948, two brothers were born in 1945 and 1946 (deceased in infancy) and two sisters were born in 1947 (Halina) and 1950 (Sabina), all in Germany. I want to find out when and how we got there, why we did not go back to Poland (my father) or Russia (my mother) and how long we were there. Jeanine Spiteri / Canada
Duisburg am Rhein - http://www.duisburg.de/micro/english/index.php
Vintage photos http://www.eucmh.com/category/archive-photos-germany/duisburg/
4/25/11 Dear Olga,
Please try to find more about labour camp in Duisburg. From Parma camp I have a written document (a book) so I know what have interested me. I bought a car few years ago at my friend's shop and we found out that our fathers were together in Parma. He has that book and it was fantastic to see my father's sign on a full list of all prisoners (they were divided in 12 or 14 barracks).
A lot of Croats from southern part of Croatia (Dalmatia) joined Tito's partizans and fought against Italian fashists and after fall of Italy against German fashists. My father used to work in a shipbuilding company in Split and was a member of an underground movement in Split. He was present on the meeting (held on 22.06.1941– the day when Hitler started the Russian campaign) when local comunist party decided to organize an armoured uprise against fashists. He passed away at that same date – 22.06.1984. My mother joined partisans on the fall of Italy. She was only 16 at that time and was wounded twice in a combat (she was a nurse). She passed away 3 years ago.
Yes, „hr“ in my e-mail stands for Croatia (local name Hrvatska). I have read somewhere that you are of Ukrainian origins?? I used to work in Lviv region and have a lot of friends from there. Ukrainian name for Croatia is Horvatia!
Mirko Ivancic firstname.lastname@example.org
Duisdorf now forms part of the city of Bonn. City archives:
Berliner Platz 2
Submitted by: Wolfgang Strobel, author of Post der befreiten Zwangsarbeiter - Displaced Persons Mail Paid in Deutschland 1945 - 1949.
DP camps Spakenberg were managed from September 1947 until April 1949 by the International Refugees Organisation area team 907 and DP Assembly centre 1225 in Geesthacht.
Archivgemeinschaft der Städte Geesthacht, Lauenburg (Elbe), Schwarzenbek, der Ämter Büchen und Hohe Elbegeest und der Gemeinde Ventorf, Rathaus
Tel.: (04151) 8810
Fax: (04151) 81830
Submitted by: Wolfgang Strobel
Düsseldorf / Duesseldorf; has its own page. N. Rhine-Westphalia (British zone), mostly Poles