My dad is a survivor of Solingen. I would love to see war time pictures. Eric
You have a most interesting website. I am trying to find a friend I had in Solingen, Germany, a Polish DP camp. Her name was Zofia Murawska, Her Father's name Wladyslaw and her mother Maria. She would be about 60-ish. How would I go
about finding her whereabouts? Or for that matter any of the friends I had while living in that dp camp?
Thanks. Lydia Caine
2/18/06 Dear Olga,
I have been hunting for more info about DP camp Solingen. I have papers such as IRO processing cards, wage papers, and immunization records for my parents that state Soligen, North Rhine Westphalia, Land Niedersachsen, and Schleswig-Holstein, also Wentorf (resettlement processing center). I can not find any sites online in English where I can look into further info about this dp camp in Soligen. If possible, could you be of any assistance in this search for more info.. Thank you,
I am researching my late grandmother, Nanna (Bronislawa Stepniak) of her time in Poland/ Germany and to obtain information regarding remaining family.
I have in my collection from my mother and Aunt various papers and photographs:
an IRO document issued at Fallingbostel (this would have been prior to her immigrating to Australia on the Liguria to Bonegilla). On the back it's stamped with 'Seen by Immigration Fremantle ' & 'Department of Immigration Melbourne, Vic ;
an AD CARD stamped with Fallingbostel listing RC as religion; Geburtsurkunde (birth certificate) for her son born in Wermelskirchen, listing Polin Bronislawa Stepniak as "wohnhaft in Solingen, Polenlager (polish camp)";
an IRO (British Zone) document dated for Bocholt;
Certificate from Bocholt stating 'has been a resident of this camp for past 24 months..she has not been working,' ;
two International Certificate of Inoculation and Vaccination books for her and her son;
Two Personal-Ausweis booklets for her and her son (British Zone) stating Wiener-Allee/Lager, Bocholt;
I am attaching photographas and am hopeful others may recognize individuals to help further my search.
I have also recently contacted the Polish Central Military Archive http://www.caw.wp.mil.pl/en/ 89.html regarding two photos she has of one of her two brothers, to which I do not know a name/s.
I have also included a document, Bron's Story,(in Word doc format) which was written by her brother-in-law, for an assignment he completed for Deakin University, unfortunately it does not mention areas/names.
If you have any information/links I would be extremely grateful. Refer to the photo number if you recognize any person so that we can caption it. Many thanks and kind regards, Tanya Lester firstname.lastname@example.org
*Bron 4 photo....
1946.m. XI (something)
Tolgam (something) (something) savo fot?grafija siwo(?) (something scrubbed out) (something scrubbed out).
Sietugon(?) (something) (something).
And another sentence which I don't know.
Once back from holiday will get to a professional photographer to hopefully enhance words.
Question marks are there as unsure if interpreted letters correctly.
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Bronoslawa (Nanna) in first three photos
Nanna in the center; .......Nanna standing on top of tank.
Nanna on far right.
Nanna is on far right. First two ladies unknown
Nanna is far right, hit in mouth with butt of rifle, got infected.............Nanna is on left.
Nanna is 2nd from right.
Unsure whether this is Bron..............Mother or Grandmother?
Nanna at far right.
Nanna and American
Nanna with Italian man.
unknown lady & Nanna
Nanna sitting in chair.
Nanna on right
Missing Army brother..................Unknown woman
Army group - Nanna's brother seated far right.
Nanna standing far right; Jozia kneeling left
Nanna standing second from right
Nanna third from left standing
Nanna sitting, second from right, man's arm on her shoulder