Ganghoffer - in Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany.
Submitted by: Wolfgang Strobel, author of Post der befreiten Zwangsarbeiter - Displaced Persons Mail Paid in Deutschland 1945 - 1949:
Geesthacht, #1225, (Goesthacht in '49) Schleswig Holstein (British zone), mostly Balts
Krügersches Haus, Bergedorfer Strasse 28,
Tel: 04152/835979 or 0172/2918723,
Sorting family papers I came across these documents of my late father.
You are welcome to post them on your site.
I have various photographs of the era, some definately of Naples and some of an unidentified camp. If these are of interest let me know and I will send them to you.
Robert Cosic firstname.lastname@example.org
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|Marko Cosic Alien Registration Card page 2||Military Record Card|
|Marko Cosic DP Identity Card||Red Cross Travel Card|
Geismar, Eichsfeld, Thuringen
Goettingen British zone: civilian workers camp,
Gebr. Ruhstrat,Tonkuhle, Geismar Strasse 62, 50 men and 170 women
Jan 22, 2021 Hi Olga;
I live in Canada and am trying to piece together our family tree. Was hoping you can assist in
directing me to various resources available.
Parents are Mykola Smalec (Born 1921 in Nowe Celo Lviv Oblast Ukraine) and Helen Charzcuk
(Born 1925 in Cholm Ukraine). Both were required to leave and work in Germany.
My father Mykola arrived in Germany Dec. 1941. Mother Helen most likely arrived around the
They were sent to DP camp in Geismar e22 Germany. I have their marriage certificate indicating marriage was conducted in Gottingen Germany and shows their home was at Geismar Landstrasse e22 D.P. Camp. Also, have some wedding pictures.
After the war, around 194-50, they went to Waltham Abbey England and worked in the greenhouses/farms in the Newgate Street Village. If you could assist or steer me in the direction to attaining more details, that would be
appreciated. Thanks in advance!
Roman Smalec email@example.com
Below are photos provided by Smalec family Canada. Click to enlarge.
1. Mykola and Helen Smalec Wedding Sept. 1 1946
Gottingen/Geismar Landstrasse e22 D.P. Camp;
Front left; Dorothy Baczynski w/ flowers, Ivan Yarema, Bride Helen, Groom Mykola, lady/flowers?, Best man Wasil Baczynski, Anton Jaselsky.
2nd row left: Mrs. A Jeselsky, priest. Wedding witnesses Petrus Lytwyn, Michael Darlylo, not identified, young girl name unknown.
2.Mykola and Helen Smalec Wedding pic. Sept. 1,1946
Location: Gottingen Germany/Geismar Landstrass e22 D.P. camp. Exact location of weeding unknown.
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3. Wedding in Gottingen Germany.
Persons,exact location,date,not known.
2nd from right front row; Helen (Charczuk) Smalec
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4. Front left; Helen (Charczuk) Smalec; 2nd row left; Mykola Smalec; others not known. 5. Far Right; Mykola Smalec; other 2 men not identified. Germany
Please let me know if you would be interested in obtaining hi-res scans ($3 each) or prints ($ 7 each). Best regards,
Clara Gouy, Photo Librarian, United Nations, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Gelsenkirchen - 5 camps (British zone)
Gladbeck - 4 camps (British zone)
Thank you for any assistance you could provide. Susan Armstrong-Reid
Glynn Hughes Hospital, #2512, Land Niedersachsen (British zone) Jews
Goslar, #2913, Land Niedersachsen (British zone)
Following excerpt from: http://www.9thrtr.com/individual/cordiner.htm
"Our last job, under 5 Div., was to protect the German population in the isolated villages of the Harz Mountain area from the murdering, pillaging, raping D.P's who were hiding in the dense forests atop the Harz, or were in D.P. camps further north right up to Brunswick. By day the area was quiet; by night the Germans lived in terror and great was their rejoicing if the 9th placed a guard in their house or village.... Cyril Handley (C) moved to the village of Ringleheim between Hannover and Goslar. They patrolled in half-track vehicles and often slept in a farmhouse while acting as guard. He says, "The D.P's could not understand why we protected Germans, and it got that they hated us." Submitted by: Alan Newark Scotland
On 6/16/12 Hello Olga,
I came across your web page tonight whilst I was looking for the displaced persons camp in Germany where my mother in law was in 1945. She said it was Ludeman or something like that. My husband was born near there at the hospital in Goslar in 1945 so I guess the camp must have been close to Goslar. We recently visited Goslar but the Displaced Persons Camp in Goslar is no longer there and I wonder if there is any information about the Ludeman DP Camp. I do not know if the spelling is correct. With much thanks and in anticipation Kindest regards Krystine Krzywokulski email@example.com
Reply: After the Second World War in 1945 belonged to the British occupation zone of Goslar. The British military administration established a so-called DP camps to house displaced persons (DP), The camp was supervised by a team (Team 2913) UNRRA. Submitted by Anthony Schlega firstname.lastname@example.org
11/3/11 Dear Olga,
Wow! what a masterpiece you’ve created.
Do you have anything related to the Estonian dpcamp nr. 15 in Goslar?
If I’m not mistaken it was situated in Haus Hessenkopf.
My Estonian mother, Elsa Mänd, stayed there in 1945
With best regards,
Stella van Zanten email@example.com
On 7/8/12 Hi Olga
I hope you can help me I am trying to trace my mother’s family history and I stumbled across your website.
My mother’s family migrated to Australia in 1949 from a German camp. The family name was Demczyszyn and her two brothers were born in Germany in different locations.
Her eldest brother Bodhan was born in Helmstadt and her younger brother Roman in Goslav. My mother has distant memories of this time as she was only a young child of 7 when she came to Australia and I think she was in the camps from the age of 3.
I don’t know why they moved but I was hoping you could direct me in the right direction to find out which camp they were in. Hopefully I could add a post on the website and hopefully someone will see it and I can start to fill in some of the missing pieces.
Thanks Maria Picker firstname.lastname@example.org
Gothmund is a fishing village; Gothmundlager is in Luebeck, Poles
Göttingen / Goettingen, #285, Land Niedersachsen (British zone) (Do not confuse with Güttingen in Switzerland.)
City archive/ Stadtarchiv
City website: http://www.eng.goettingen.de/
Mayor's Tel: (0551) 400-4444
Research project about slave labor, including photos in Goettingen: http://www.zwangsarbeit-in-goettingen.de/
During the Allied bomb attacks, Göttingen received comparatively little damage. From July 1944, Göttingen experienced some heavier air attacks, but these were mainly around the main rail station. The historic old town was largely untouched. Overall, only about 120 deaths were caused by the air attacks, a comparatively small number. The neighbouring cities of Kassel, Hanover and Braunschweig, however, felt the full force of the allied bombing experience. Göttingen at this point was crowded with bombed out refugees from other areas. Also, because the city had many well-equipped hospitals, Göttingen during the war had up to four thousand wounded German soldiers being cared for. Göttingen was also fortunate in that before the American army arrived on April 8th, 1945, all German combat units had left the area, and so the city experienced no major fighting.
There was a concentration camp for adolescents in Moringen which was liberated in 1945. In 1946 the authorities of the British Occupation Zone, to which Göttingen then belonged, introduced a communal constitution which reflected the British model. After the war the city and district of Göttingen joined the administrative district (Regierungsbezirk) of Hildesheim. In a reform in 1973 the district of Göttingen was enlarged by incorporating the dissolved districts of Duderstadt and Hannoversch Münden.
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My father Ivan Jarema at Eiswiese, Göttingen
Work document for Lyssenko camp in Hannover, Feb 1, 1947 (after the war).
Greven website in German; #3155, #31/155,
City archives: http://www.archive.nrw.de/home.asp?stadta-greven
Post office box: Stadtarchiv Greven
Tel: 02571/920-358 (-458)
MAJOR REUNION HERE ON WW.DPCAMPS.ORG:
8/30/05 Dear Natasha,
My name is Kristina Denisiewicz Cavalieri. My brother emailed this website to me and the pictures I am looking at are pictures of my father. I was born in a displaced persons camp in Germany and we later migrated to the United States through New York and then migrating to Connecticut. I am the oldest child of five children. I am truly stunned by this and hope my brother and I can answer any question you may have. I am so sorry to tell you that our father passed away from lung cancer. My hopes are that this email reaches you and I can give you some peace and answer any question you may have. Sincerely, Kristina Denisiewicz Cavalieri Kristina.Cavalieri@trincoll.edu
My brother, Mirek, is the one that found the website and is actively pursuing this. Mirek's email is MiamiDenis@bellsouth.net
3/9/06 Dear Olga
I just wanted to let you know about the publication of my Ph.D. thesis (in German language only). For more information just use the following urls:
Grohn See Bremen
This was my last camp in Germany from here we boarded the ship Gen. M.B. Stewart and came to New York in 10 days in Nov 1951 John
Gronau, #3157, Mennonites, Poles
Gross Hesepe near Meppen,
Grossenbröde, #1226 (Goesthacht in '49) (British zone)
Gütersloh / Guetersloh - 2 camps (British zone)
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