Displaced Persons -

DP Camps in Schulenburger, Germany

Camps: In Hannover, Germany, Land Niedersachsen (British). As far as I can tell, there were four civilian factories where the slave labor worked for the Nazis. This camp seems to have been named after the street it was on.

Archives: City archive:

    Am Bokemahle 14-16
    30171 Hannover
    Tel: 05 11 - 16 84 21 73
    Fax: 05 11 - 16 84 65 90
    Email: karljosef.kreter.47@hannover-stadt.de
    Web: http://www.nananet.de/institut/stadtarchiv/index.html

    Heisterbergallee 8
    30453 Hannover
    Tel: 05 11 / 6 16 - 2 22 56
    Fax: 05 11 / 6 16 - 112 35 71

    Gabriele Lehmberg
    Team Kultur der Region Hannover
    Hildesheimer Strasse 20
    30169 Hannover
    Tel: 05 11 / 6 16 - 2 22 56 or: 05 11 / 6 16 - 2 20 73
    Fax: 05 11 / 6 16 - 112 35 71

Thanks Olga, for helping archive info about DP camps and life.

I was born in Hannover and lived with parents and other relatives in the Schulenburg camp, outside of Hannover. My family was there for about seven years; we emigrated in 1952 to US. I asked my Dad and he says it's: Schulenburg--not Schulenburger; and he did not work in any factories during his stay; from 1949 to 1951. He remembers it as a small camp of a few or couple hundred people. It was former German-soldier training camp with barracks and bunkers. Here are my photos from camp.
Thanks, again, Vera Otasevic Scroggins veraduerga@yahoo.com

Click photos to enlarge

Dusan Otasevic   Rosa 1
This photo is of father, Dusan Otasevic, a Serbian Jugoslav.  
My mother, Rosa, was full Italian.

Wedding 1wedding 2

Group of 15

Mother and some other relatives full Italians married Serbian ex-soldiers. They hid their Italian backgrounds to some degree and took Serbian last names to stay in camp; afraid they would have to leave since it was full of Baltic, eastern people.
My grandfather is Branko Sretenovic; Godfather is Randjel Stojanovic; and they all had families and wives there.


Dusan & Vera
group of 4
vera in chair
My father and I.
My family.
Mom in camp
Schulenburg Camp
Mom in camp.

You are welcome to send in your photos to www.dpcamps.org. Email to: Olga

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Back to Hannover page. See also Researching the British Zone.

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