Dietersdorf (near Judenburg), Municipality Fohnsdorf; (British zone) UNRRA team 335, Jews
Drau Valley province Drautal (Drau valley) (British zone). See general information about Carinthia
To make matters even worse, Eisenhower gave unqualified approval to such monstrous schemes as the Morganthau Plan which, had it been carried out completely, would have resulted in the deaths of roughly 40 million Germans and the swift Bolshevization of Europe. He insisted too on the notorious Operation Keelhaul, the "repatriation" of Russian, Ukrainian, and other peoples who had escaped Stalin's hell on earth behind the retreating German armies. Perhaps five million people were herded into trucks and railway boxcars and shipped eastward to certain death or worse. Operation Keelhaul was FDR's and Eisenhower's magnificent gift to Stalin and to his grim, satanocratic gulag empire; it was a culmination of friendship, fidelity, and accord; and it was a deed that for its sheer infamy is unmatched in the history of our nation and its armed forces. John Birch Society
Nameplates made for victims of the Tragedy of the Drau, where 2,479 Cossacks, mainly soldiers and officers but also women and children, who had fought against the USSR during World War II were handed over to the Soviets by the British. It was well-known that these people would die as soon as they reached Russia again. When the Cossacks discovered where they were being sent, they attempted to fight the British and escape, but the British bludgeoned them with the butts of their rifles and threw them unconscious, “like sacks of potatoes”, onto the trains.
While the “Massacre at Lienz” is perhaps the most famous instance, these handovers also occurred in Judenburg, Austria (18,000 Cossacks); Graz Austria (50,000 Cossacks, including 11,000 women, children, and old men); and Fort Dix, New Jersey, USA (154 Cossacks).
Submitted by: Alan Newark email@example.com
Ebelsberg, Rehabilitation centre, Land Upper Austria, (U.S.Zone); See Linz
...Ebelsberg, Chronic sick unit, Land Upper Austria, (U.S..)
...Ebelsberg, Aged unit, Land Upper Austria, (U.S.)
See Linz archives, Oberösterreichisches Landesarchiv
Click to enlarge 5/18/10 This was in Eblesburg, Austria. Käthe is the seventh one, from the left first row. Her sister Grete is in the second row, second one in from left. Thanks. Jackileen R. Rains firstname.lastname@example.org
Photos submitted by Klaus Fohringer Click to enlarge FL Ebelsberg 1947 (Photo Credit USHMM) FL Ebelsberg Freilufthoch Zeit (free lift high time)(Photo Credit USHMM) FL Ebelsberg Barracks (Photo Credit USHMM) FL Ebelsberg Language classroom (Photo Credit USHMM)
New List Ebelsberg.: 1/2/2014 Dear Olga!
Here some news: I have build a list fo the former inhabitants of the jewish DP-Camp "Star of David", located in Linz-Ebelsberg.
Everybody who is searching for relatives can contact me with full datas of his relatives which lived in the camp. I will search the name of the relative on the list and give more infos about the staying of these relative in Linz-Ebelsberg.
T. G. Lackner email@example.com
Ebensee (at Lake Traunsee) has it's own page.
Eberstein - Cossack story: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/stories/00/a2169100.shtml
Enns "Green Shelter," Land Upper Austria, (US Zone),
Staff and camp photos: Staff Billet
Enns - Green Shelter
Enns (Oberösterreich) Stadtarchiv
Tel. (07223) [0043 7223] 5362
Feffernitz bei Feistritz Lager (Weissenstein) - (British zone) Hungarians
10/8/2015 Dear Ms Kaczmar,
I am trying to research how repatriation/resettlement was carried out in Feffernitz (and Kellerberg, where the Hungarians were sent in January 1947) and was hoping to hear from some former residents of the camp. I have read Kitty Gogins' book (and have been in email contact with Kitty). It seems that here, as in other places, DPs were reluctant to return to Hungary, but it was very hard to find new countries to go to, meaning some stayed in the camp for quite some time.
I have attached a photo of the camp which might be of interest to former residents. I have also attached a front page of Faklya, the magazine produced by the Hungarian residents of Feffernitz.
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If you can identify persons in photo, please email firstname.lastname@example.org:
Row 3 sixth man from the right is Emil Mezei.
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I was wondering if any Hungarian DPs who stayed in Feffernitz have any memories from the camp, particularly on how they managed to resettle either in Hungary or elsewhere? Did the International Refugee Organisation provide help with resettlement, or were DPs reliant on personal contacts to find a new home?
I am writing an article on repatriation/resettlement after the war from Feffernitz. I have read Kitty Gogins' very interesting book (http://www.amazon.com/My-Flag-Grew-Stars-Refugees/dp/1439258198), but would like to know more stories!
Mar 30, 2016
Subject: Feffernitz picture Dear Ms. Kaczmar,
I am writing to you from Pécs, Hungary. I have just found your uploaded picture about the Feffernitz Camp residents and I have probably found my grandfather on the photo. He sits in row 3, he is the sixth man from the right. His name is Emil Mezei.
I send you now three pictures about him, please help me in verifying him. The one with the hut and another person was made in Feffernitz.
Waiting for your response,
Miklós Kovács email@example.com
6/1/07 Dear Olga,
Thank you for you work on maintaining the DP Camp website. I was extremely excited to find it.
I would like to provide you information on a DP camp my father's family lived in 1945-1947. My father's family DP Identification lists it as: "Autrich, Feffernitz bei Feistritz Lager". He always referred to it as Feffernitz (Weissenstein). It was close to Graz in the British zone. I have enclosed a picture of the main entrance to the camp. The camp residents were exclusively Hungarians.
I have a variety of documents from his stay there and a videotape discussing his war and post-war experience. He wrote a novel during his stay that is set in the camp and is about a Boy Scout troop.
I am currently trying to write a book about my parent lives, and have the first draft of the chapter about his stay in this camp. If anyone has any information they could share with me about this camp, I would greatly appreciate an email. Thank you for your assistance,
Kitty Zoltai Gogins firstname.lastname@example.org
Photos below, click to enlarge:
Feffernitz Main Entrance 1946 Feffernitz Building 1946 My grandmother taking milk to neighbors
Boy Scouts camping 1946
My father started the Boy Scouts troop in 1946.
Feldgrau - Submitted by: Alan Newark email@example.com
Civil Internment Camps by Dylan on 10 Feb 2004, 23:48
Internierungslager britisch; from: book by...Heiner Wember: Umerziehung Im Lager: Internierung und Bestrafung von Nationalsozialisten in der Britischen Besatzungszone Deutschlands. Dissertation, Klartext Verlag. Essen. 1. Auflage, 1991; 2. Auflage 1992, 3. Auflage 2007'.
British Zone, Germany: CIC - civil internment camps
no 1 Neumunster
no 2 Sandbostel
no 3 Fallingbostel
no 4 Recklinghausen
no 5 Paderborn
no 6 Neuengamme
no 7 Hemer
no 7 Eselheide
no 8 Westertimke
no 9 Esterwegen
Esterwegen: prison camp
Adelheide: no 1 Civil Internment Settlement
Bad Nenndorf : Militaisches Verhorzentrum.
Fischbek No 2: War Criminal Holding Centre.
Camps British Austria :
American zone - In der amerikanischen zone entstanden die ersten internierungslager in:
... kurze zeit spater eines in Darmstadt (...short tiime later one in Darmstadt).
Olga's reply: See Volksgarten.
Frohnleiten is in Styria See Graz archives. Frohnleiten is near to Peggau-
Dear Olga !
When I tried to learn more about the DP camps in Austria (especially in Styria), I found your great Website, where I saw the pictures of John and Miff. So, my question is, if you own pictures (or information in general) about the camps in "Admont" and "Frauenberg", both in Styria (British occupation zone) or if you know somebody, who lived in one of these camps?
The location of Frauenberg is not known exactly by me (there are more than one village with the name), but I think it is the camp near Admont, that was a former Nazi "labour education camp" (capacity: 200 persons). There exist eye witnesses of the usage for refugees.
Different Frauenberg villages in Styria are near Kapfenberg and Leibnitz (maybe a name conflict ?).
Tony Bodo (firstname.lastname@example.org ), a former inhabitant of several Austrian DP camps posted some information, for example under: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/croatiangenealogical/message/60 . Many thanks, Klaus Fohringer
My father is being interviewed by the journalist of the nat. Austr. Broadcasting Comp. "ORF" Last year I spent almost 2 weeks in Graz, researching at the Styrian State Archives , finding a lot of interesting facts about the camp history. Because the existing municipality papers are totally unsorted, I could only finish half of the 60+ boxes.
Glasenbach, Land Salzburg (U.S.)
J. Dekelper - Dr.
J. Luton - Dr.
Ethel Ostry was the principla welfare worker in Camp Glasenbach.
Glasenbach - Team 191
Bohdan Czerneckyj, born in Salzburg
Oksana Czerneckyj, born in Salzburg
Bobby Czerneckyj, born in Canada.
Kind regards from Austria: Franz HUBICKA, Roseggertrasse 23, A 5020 Salzburg
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photo submitted by Klaus Fohringer
Click to enlarge. Photo credit Goethe-Institute
Gnadenwald, Gnadenwalder Hoff, near Innsbruck, transit camp (French zone)Graz is in Untersteiermark; (British zone) on Muir river, UNRRA tem 333, Ukrainians
Photos of city
city archive Magistratsdirektion - Stadtarchiv
Abteilungsleiter: Dr. Gerhard Marauschek
Schiffgasse 4 / Entenplatz 3a, 8011 Graz
Sekretariat: Waltraud Hary
a Tel.: 0043/316/872-2261
Stadtarchiv Graz, Hans-Sachs-Gasse
1, 8010 Graz
Tel. (0316) [0043 316] 872 2230
Bistum Graz-Seckau, Diözesanarchiv, Bischofsplatz 4, 8010 Graz
A-8010 Graz, Bischofsplatz 4
Tel. (0316) [0043 316] 8041 213, 214;
Fax (0316) [0043 316] 8041 303
Karl-Franzens-Universität, Universitätsarchiv, Universitätsplatz 2, 8010 Graz
Dear Ms. Kaczmar:
In my book, Resistance, Imprisonment, & Forced Labor: A Slovene Student in World War II (Peter Lang Publishers, 2002 and 2003) I describe in the last chapter (Chapter 15) the life in the DP camp Studentenlager Hochsteingasse 37 in Graz, Austria. I thought that you may be interested in reading my account of the life there from its beginning to my departure in July 1950. The book I mention covers my war years and a few years before that. Not much is in the literature about the DP camps, your information is very useful. With regards, Metod M. Milac email@example.com; Fax: 347-521-6303
TIME IS RUNNING OUT! Nov. 4, 2007
Francis 'Jan' Lengyl (Lendyl?) was a Hungarian refugee in Graz and possibly had a sister called Ruth. Please let me know where I can find details of people who were held in these camps 1946 -50. My mother Octavia Buchta (Austrian) lived near these camps and said she worked alongside Jan and his sister in a garment factory. They then came to England where Jan went on as a refugee to USA possibly posing as an Austrian to start a new life. He is my father and I would like to contact him if at all possible.
Thank you. God Bless.
M Chadwick firstname.lastname@example.org
|FL Graz Ursulinenkloster 1900 (ev..-DP Warenhaus) (Urseln)||FL Graz Ursulinenkloster 1960 (Urseln)||
|Photos supplied by Klaus Fohringer Austria|
Gusen (the terrible DP camp)
Municipal office: Gemeinde Mauthausen
A 4310 Mauthausen
Tel: 0043 7238 2255 - 0
Fax: 0043 7238 2255 - 30