Essen-Kray, #3200, mostly Polish, Balts, Yugoslavs, and Jews
City archives Stadtarchiv Essen
Steeler Str. 29
Tel: 02 01 - 88-4 13 00
Fax: 03 61 - 88-4 13 13
who said '...you can never go home again' well, that was what it was like in Essen. 'Where can I find my birth certificate...I was born in a camp here'. ' WHAT CAMP'? ' You know, the DP camp that was here'. ' There was no camp here'?! It was a strange trip.
Well that's how my trip went going home to Essen.... couldn't wait to leave. I am so glad you are there collecting these stories from other DP camp people. After we're gone, there won't be a direct link to the Holcaust anymore. I hope history will not be re-written....too soon, anyway.
Here are some of the pictures I took of the Synagogue (now museum) today. There is quite a history to it and a story, too.
Thanks, Hy Kloc firstname.lastname@example.org
Click to enlarge photos.
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