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Frankfurt, (U.S. zone)
Frankfurt 19th century on the right
 

    City archive: Stadtarchiv Frankfurt am Main
    Address: Karmelitergasse 5, D-60311 Frankfurt/Main,
    Tel. (069) 2123-3372, Fax (069) 21230753

    Institut für Stadtgeschichte, Ihre Ansprechpartner: http://www.stadtgeschichte-ffm.de/service/intern/ansprechpartner.html  

    homepage-starting site - of the city archives here:

    Institut für Stadtgeschichte, Städtisches Archiv: http://www.stadtgeschichte-ffm.de/abteilungen/st_archiv.html   

    University of Frankfurt
    Psychoanalysis and the Holocaust
    http://www.ifs.uni-frankfurt.de/people/van_gelder/e_pa_so.html

    "Do you know that over a period of twenty-five years, between 1922 and 1947, seventy million Europeans - men, women and children - have been uprooted, deported, killed?" -- Albert Camus, in his Nobel Prize acceptance speech of 1957

    Fränkische Landeszeitung (newspaper) article dated Nov. 27, 1946:

      Headline: "Number of kidnapped persons"
      Dateline: Frankfurt.

      "All together 550,372 kidnapped persons were on 30 October in the US zone of Germany. In October 28,408 persons were retu
      rned to their homeland; 2,453,789 kidnapped persons were repatriated and 8,508 settled in Germany."

Hi Olga,
Need your help please. My dad was a displaced person who got immigration visa from the IRO Frankfurt/M Le al Office. Is there a data base with registration numbers I can do research? I believe he lived in the Frankfurt area. Is there any way to find out about his life in Frankfurt; 1944 to 1951? Thank you kindly, Andre

Frankfurt-Oder

    Collegienstrasse 8 - 9
    15230 Frankfurt (Oder)
    Tel: 03 35 - 6 80 30 04
    Fax: 03 35 - 6 80 27 73
    http://www.frankfurt-oder.de/archiv/

Fraundorf

 

Freihaus

    July 4, 2013 Hi Olga.

    The ITS in Bad Arolsen had sent me a summary of DP camps my family went through in Germany between 1943 and 1951. In October of 1943, my parents were located in "Camp Freihaus" (note: most of the other locations in their summary are identified as "DP Camps", this one is listed as a "Camp"). Google doesn't identify it as an existing town or village. Are you aware of it's existence?

    My father and mother had been taken from Poland and were working on a German farm during that time period (October 1943). After the war, they were initially settled in private homes that were made available for DPs, and then moved through a number of DP camps. Is it possible these homes or communities were referred to as "Camps" before the war (and as "DP Camps" after the war?)?

    Thank you. Caz Nizman caznizman@sympatico.ca

    Olga's reply: I have nothing in the Nazi National Lager system for Freihaus.There may have been civilian workers around there assigned to persons who had sons at war or in the military front. Nazis had penal camps as well as civilian camps. German called lager. Ukrainians called it tabori (camp). Polish – oboz, obozowac.
    Freihaus is free house; it might not be a town; check out Wikipedia’s explanation: legally in. Lived outside in the countryside, but were part of the city.

    DP stands for displaced persons after 1945 when UNRRA and IRO took over the Nazi civilian lagers. They were able to return folks back to their native countries. With the exception of the many Poles who came back to German when they realized Stalin occupied Poland. As UNRRA closed down camps, they moved people further to still open camps. Some DPs like the Ukrainians refused to go home and were routed to 113 other countries.

Definition of a displaced person

    As used in a Congressional Bill, the term, Displaced Person means "a person in Germany, Austria, or Italy at the time of the passage of this Act who (1) is out of his country of former residence as a result of events subsequent to the outbreak of World War II; and (2) is unable or unwilling to return to the country to his nationality or former residence because of persecution or his fear of persecution on account of race, religion, or political opinions."

Freiburg

    City archives:
    http://www.freiburg.de/1/0/1/aktionen/stadtarchiv/index.php
    Street address:
    Stadtarchiv Freiburg im Breisgau
    Grünwälderstrasse 15 / Salzstrasse 18
    79098 Freiburg
    Tel: 0761/201-2701
    Fax: 0761/201-2799
    E-Mail: stadtarchiv@stadt.freiburg.de

    http://www.frsw.de/littenweiler/links.htm

    force labor at Freiburg
    http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=freiburg+zwangsarbeiter&vm=i&n=20&fl=0&x=wrt

    Bundesarchiv Militärarchiv
    Post box: 79024 Freiburg i. Br.
    Street address: Wiesentalstr. 10
    79115 Freiburg i. Br.
    Tel.: 0761.478 17 - 0
    E-mail: militaerarchiv@barch.bund.de
    Internet: www.bundesarchiv.de

    Dear Olga, I have read your site with great interest. I have just received my information from the national archives Australia. My mother was deported from Poland to Germany in 1943, and worked in Wittental, Freiburg as a farm domestic. The camp named on her documents was CAPD Freiburg. Was this a camp? Tania Benholz

Freimann, (US zone) Ukrainians, Lithuanians,

    Lithuanian sleeping accommodations in Freimannkaserne (camp)
    Photo from Hearken Then Judge by Juozas Pasilaitis, submitted by Frank Passic
Friedrichsort
    Hi Olga,
    I was surprised and interested to find your email link and read the information about Baltic DP Camps in Germany. I am in the process of doing some research on our DP Camp in Friedrichsort, (Kiel) Germany where we lived for 5 years to 1949. I am writing a memoir of my early childhood, and wanted to get some more information about the camp. I have some pictures, but as I plan to visit Kiel next year, I would have liked some specific information about the site of the camp, or some pictures. Am I being realistic here? Yes, of course, I am interested in finding out more about my family history, and my own, as much of it is based on a child' memory. Can you tell me anything about your own background? I found the site very interesting and your own comments. Hope to hear from you, Veneranda Kreipans email:
    veneranda@sympatico.ca

    Reply from: Wolfgang Strobel, author of Post der befreiten Zwangsarbeiter - Displaced Persons Mail Paid in Deutschland 1945 - 1949:

      Friedrichsort (not Friedrichsdorf) forms part of the city of Kiel.

      There existed a Student Camp "Zur Hochbrücke" from (before?) November 1945 until at least June 1947 with the DPAC (Displaced Persons Assembly Centre) number 1218 and the UNRRA team number 101.

      From July to November 1948 a camp in the Hipper Barracks (Kaserne) is listed with the DPACCS number 19/121. Probably it existed also before and after this time period.

      City archives: Stadtarchiv Kiel, Rathaus
      Fleethörn 9-17
      24103 Kiel
      Tel.: 49-431- 901-3421
      Fax: 49-431- 901-63423
      Email:
      stadtarchiv@lhstadt.kiel.de

Freilassing

Oct. 1, 2013

Hanna Abaszidze in IRO uniform Hanna Abaszidze (nee Trebert) 1916-1950
Hanna was born in Warsaw, and married in 1937 to Wachtang Abaszidze, a Captain of the 13th Division of the Polish Army.  She is a distant relative of my wife, whose family history I am researching.  I hope this post may generate some additional info about Hanna. 

Wachtang was Georgian, having fought in the Russian Civil War 1917-20 on the White Russian side, and escaped via Constantinople to be recruited into the new Polish Army.  Captured in September 1939, he was released in December 1939.  Hanna and Wachtang passed the war in Warsaw, but so far as one can gather they drifted apart towards the end.  Hanna managed to get away from Warsaw before the Uprising broke out on 1st August 1944, and at the end of the war found herself in the area east of Munich.  As she spoke several languages fluently, she quickly found herself employed by the American forces as an interpreter, and then soon joined the International Refugee Organisation as a welfare officer (see photo below).

She worked in various camps from 1945 to 1950, so far as I can identify, as follows: Hammerau, Murnau, Freilassing, Laufen, Ainring and Bad Reichenhall.  She was employed at Bad Reichenhall twice, and this was her last posting when on Saturday 13 May 1950 she drowned in a river above Bad Reichenhall trying to save the dog of a friend which had fallen into the river.  She had a very large funeral, and people came long distances to attend.  She would have been very well known in the camp network, being an outgoing and gregarious personality.  She was buried at St Zeno Church in Bad Reichenhall, where a stone on her grave was maintained by someone until about 2006.  I found the site of her grave a few years ago.

I have asked for this information to be posted on the Dpcamps website in the hope that it may ring bells with people interested in any of the camps listed.  Maybe fragments of information exist here and there which will help me build up a richer picture of this young woman whose life was cut off so prematurely.

Eamonn Judge ejjudge@googlemail.com

 

Freising

July 14, 2008 Hello Olga,
 
It is an extraordinary story that brings me to contact you, two years after a message concerning the UNRRA team 306 was sent to Nicky Langley, who contacted Janie, who took up with you. To make the story short: renewing the roof of a house in the Bruges residential area, a series of photos were found, hidden in the inner roof protection.
After searching a while, I got the names of the team members: the confirmation came with the last message of Janie. These photos could be related with a nurse, former nun (The nun’s story), who integrated resistance during the war and the UNRRA after.

It is rather difficult to find out who put the photos on this place, so we are trying to identify the persons on the photos. Could you help me by presenting them on your DP site with the request to identify them?  In Bruges I am blocked by the “100 years” private protection law. So I am still hoping that one of the survivors can identify these persons and continue this exceptional story.


Could it be the beginning of a “after nun’s story”? Already many thanks.
 
François des Touches des.touches@skynet.be

Belgium

Hi Olga and François,
As requested I have resized the photos I received yesterday and they are attached.
I did a little more research and found this web-site that has a few photos from DP Camp Freising
maybe you can see if any of your photos match up with these, the site is:  www.liebowitzes.com/belchatow/sitemap.htm

janie :-)

kitchen   vehicles
     
Little girl   security
Boarding train    
     
     

 

Frille (British zone)

Fulda

    Bistumsarchiv Fulda Mailing address:
    Postfach 147
    36001 Fulda

    Visitors address:
    Bischöfliches Generalvikariat
    Paulustor 5
    36037 Fulda

    City archive: Stadtarchiv Fulda
    Palais Buttlar, Bonifatiusplatz 1-3
    36037 Fulda

    Dear Olga, My wife, also Olga, was in the Wildflecken camp in 1947 and then went to DP camp Fulda in 1949. From there to Bremerhaven where she got on a ship with her parents to come to the U.S. in 1949. I can't find any mention of a camp Fulda in my searches. Have you any info on it? Thank You, Steve Maurer, Arkansas

    Olga, I came across your site, while looking for information about DP Camp Fulda. I was born in Wildflecken, my sister was born in Fulda, but sadly she died at 8 months. We were moved around to a number of camps, before coming to Australia in Aug 1949. Will be travelling to Germany, in August 2004. Have organized my visit to Wildflecken, will be staying at"am Dreistelz" for a couple of days. Also going to Fulda, and hope to find DP Camp site. Received information from Germany, about my sister's gravesite, so I will be heading there also. When I finish doing my personal journey, I return to Frankfurt, and start an 8 day tour of Germany. After that head to Poland and visit my relations. Any information you can give me regarding Fulda would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Teresa Adams, Brisbane, Australia.

Funk Kaserne Emigration & Repatriation Center, http://www.mifamilyhistory.org/dpcamps2/4CampFunk.htm,


Munich - check the Munich archives.
and photos
http://www.mifamilyhistory.org/dpcamps2/4apics.htm

    "Funk Kaserne, a camp designated for processing applicants seeking to be settled abroad. They were billeted at Funk Kaserne while their medical examinations were undertaken. They reported back to the office, as directed, where a staff member, who spoke Ukrainian, whom they had met on arrival, informed them of appointments for medical examinations. After separate medical examinations by an English-speaking doctor who worked with an interpreter fluent in Ukrainian, they were given appointments for x-rays, which were repeated for Mr. _______, and the reports of those they returned to the camp office. They were told to remain at Funk Kaserne pending advice whether they would be accepted to come to Canada. Any forms completed at Funk Kaserne were filled out for them by office staff fluent in Ukrainian and English. In the latter language the [applicants] were not then literate." Taken from Federal Court of Canada http://decisions.fct-cf.gc.ca/fct/2001/2001fct138.html

    Hello, any information of a camp Funk Kaserne Munich, Germany? I believe it was used as a resettlement camp. Regards, E. Hutchins

    4/17/05 Dear Mrs. Kaczmar:
    I was trying to find some information regarding a German DP camp where my father's family lived from around 1944 - 1950, and I came across your wonderful web site. My aunt told me the name of the camp was Funk Kaserne. During the time my dad's family lived in this camp, my aunt told me it was dedicated to Armenian refugees only. Based on the information I read on your site, it appears that this camp housed different immigrant groups at one time or another. Do you have any other information regarding this camp? Or do you know of any other sources that I may contact with respect to Funk Kaserne? Your attention to this matter is appreciated. Regards, John Grigorian

Furikschulle-Munchen some Ukrainian documentation at Shevchenko Scientific Society Library

Fürth / Fuerth near Nürnberg; Jews

    Landkreis Fürth
    Kreisarchiv Fürth, Landratsamt für den Landkreis Fürth,
    Stresemannplatz 11, 90768 Fürth

    Fürth (kreisfreie Stadt)
    Stadtarchiv Fürth, Schloshof 12, 90768 Fürth

    This is the link to the Jewish museum Fürth:
    Jüdisches Museum Franken http://www.juedisches-museum.org/ It has a English language link


Archives of Europe: http://www.uidaho.edu/special-collections/euro1.html



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