1/4/05 Hi Olga,
I am researching the German D.P. Camps and I seem to be having trouble finding the ones my in-laws were at. They were at Camps Obernzenn and Raitersaich. I have their camps ID numbers and the U.N. team # as well. My husband and I are coming over to Germany and we are hoping we can see something there. My husband was born in the Hospital Camp Obernzenn, Uffenheim, Ansbach. Is there anything that you can help me with? Most appreciate this and thank you, best regards. Valerie
Rastatt, near Baden Baden
City archives: Stadtarchiv Rastatt
I am trying to determine what camp we were in, found one document
dated Nov. 15, 1949 from Malterdingen 266, Kreis Emmendingen, French Zone,
another document that appears to be an International Certificate of Smallpox
vaccination dated Jan 17, 1950 in Rastatt.Helen Bartkowski
War archives: Kreisarchiv
Tel: (07222) 381-0
Fax: (07222) 381-248
Contact: Herr Walter
Hello Olga, Jan 27, 2008 My mother, Anna
Dunec, was taken from her home in
Orihivka, Ukraine in 1943 to work as a slave labourer (Ostarbeiter)
in Germany when she was 17. She worked in
Homberg (near Duisburg) but escaped after that city was bombed by the
Americans in 1944. She made her way with two friends to Kapellen (near
Moers) where she found work on a farm with a very good German family
who looked after her. (after
mum escaped from Duisburg she changed her name to Eugenia Majewska.)
She met dad, Mikolaj Ilyk, at Kapellen after the Americans arrived and
they were all taken to a camp in Ratingen. They
finally emigrated to Australia in 1949 on the Fairsea.
Is it possible to get any more information about parent's stay in Germany?
Thanks for any help you can provide.
Peter Ilyk firstname.lastname@example.org
Rawensburg (French zone); Russian boy scout troops.
I came by chance upon your e-mail and I hope I am not imposing on you. Do you have any
documents etc. on the Rehden camp that was in the British Zone ? I was there 1945 - 1950 and would love to find someone else from that time. I am 68 years now and have been
living on the island of Bora Bora since 1962. Thank you in advance for your trouble. Kind regards,
Erwin Christian Suchard
Reinhardt - Neu Ulm, Ukrainians
Rhine-Westphalia, (British zone), 209 Ukrainians.
Last night I was looking at some online digital records that the ITS has available and came across the ITS list of 963 DP camps. You likel can add it as a link since I know you are still adding camps to your website.
I checked the DP Camp my father was in (Reutlingen, Germany) and found the ITS had included camp rosters of the DPs at the camp. I was able to find my father on a roster from 14 January 1948.
I thought you could add the ITS link to your website and give the people a chance to see if they can find themselves or loved ones in the camp rosters. The ITS URL is:
Rheda, 2 camps, #3133,
#32/133, Land Niedersachsen (British zone), Poles, Balts, Yugoslavs
City archives - Stadtarchiv http://www.rhede.de/heimat_geschichte/stadtarchiv.htm
Rheine, 2 camps, #3157,
#31/157, Westphalia (British zone), mostly Poles, Ukrainians, Others
Rheine website in German: http://tourismus.rheine.de/Riedenburg
UNRRA Team 317:
D. A. Bugelli
O. J. Paterson
E. G. Christianson
M. Dargoud - Dr.
J. Baldy - Dr. Riwfussuerorswin
I have spent a great deal of time looking at your website and find it heart breaking and interesting.
I have looked everywhere for a reference to a United Nations Refugee Camp by the name of Riwfussuerorswin in Germany. Have you ever heard of it or have I spelt it wrong? I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you Mary Toma / Australia; Polish
Rolstorf / Müsson
/ Muesson, #1233, Schleswig Holstein (British zone)
United Nations Relief
and Rehabilitation Administration Archives Record Group: PAG 4 Box
25: Area Team 1069: Rosenheim
8/2/07 Hi Olga, I received a response from the Rosenheim archives, they basically
have said what my research found also. It sounds like the Rosenheim camp
was called Pionier Kaserne and is now a training center
for the border police. If anyone has any information, please contact
me. Hopefully, Lisa Kirk email@example.com
I have just been perusing some of your dpcamps.org website. Very impressive!
You have and are doing remarkable work for which you are to be commended with
highest accolades. If anyone knows the names of the Rosenheim dp camp or more
information about the pilfering problems with the IRO, I hope you will share.
Click on the above Rosenheim link for my story. Sincerely, F.
Randall Waltz, III
My father came from the Azerbaijan region, formerly the USSR, where his parents
(and any family member) were killed during Stalins purges circa 1928. He escaped.
He was five years old. Orphaned he lived with a woman alleged to be his grandmother.
Around '38 or '39 he escaped out of Russia with a Jewish family (my dad was born
Moslem) into Poland and what I presume an area that came under the control of
the Nazis. My father survived torture, beatings and slave labor under Hitler.
He did not speak much of his experiences, but I know he was moved around at various
Dachau sub-camps until liberated by the Americans, eventually learning to cook
and working at a base in Germany. The Red Cross Tracing Service has amazingly
discovered that he was kept at Rosenheim, and presumably worked at or
around a BMW plant at Stephankirchen.
I want to be able to chronicle his incredible odyssey for his sons and grandchildren
and for generations to come. If you could shed any light on Rosenheim or ANYTHING
that might relate to his plight I would be forever grateful. His name was Nikolaj
(or Nick) Abbay (or Abbaj) Born 1923. Captured 1939. Liberated 1945. He passed
away in 1984. He was a good man. Peter Abbay Phone
(323)462-6445; Thank you again for your time and kind attention.