Austrian archives - https://www.oesta.gv.at/bezirks-stadt-und-kommunalarchive
Innsbruck, Land Tyrol, Capitol of Tyrol, (French Zone); Land Steiermark (British), Ukrainians, Jews, Team 322, See also Tirol.
City archives: Stadtarchiv
A-6021 Innsbruck, Riedgasse 9
Tel. (0512) [0043 512] 288079 20
July 2, 2012, Hi Olga,
I have been trying to research my mother's travels and see if I could find some records. She was first in Kufstein around 1945 before she was eventually camped outside Innsbruck (Solbad Hall - now called Hall in Tirol) from 1945 - 1948. I have tried to find records at tw Stadtamt in both Hall in Tirol and Kufstein an both say they don't really have anything they know of. Do you have any idea on where I go to do more research? Here is a photo of her "papers" we found after she passed away. Many thanks,
John A. Bosarge
4/5/11 wrote: French:
J'ai découvert à la mort de papa, des lettres d'un monsieur GRESNOW Alex
il vivait avec sa famille au camp numéro 7 à Salzburg (juin 1949)
je pense que le petit enfant sur la photo de Saalfeden est son fils :j'ai une photo ou la ressemblance est frappante. Mon papa Ivan Kononow était Ukrainien il a était fait prisonnier à Dnipropetrovk en mai 1942 il avait 16 ans A la libération des camps ( il ne nous a jamais dit ou il était détenu ) il s'est engagé dans la légion étrangère à Innsbruck sous le nom de komonoff Valentin d'origine Polonaise J'ai des documents que j'aimerai partager , j'aimerai beaucoup retrouver des gens qui l'on connu ,ainsi que alex GRESNOW et Alex KAGASECHEK qui l'a suivit à la légion je vous remercie pour tout ce travail que vous faites ;vous donnez envie de retrouver ses origines
Computer Translation to English:
Hello Madam J' discovered with death of dad, letters of a Mr GRESNOW Alex he lived with his family with the camp number 7 in Salzburg (June 1949) I think that the small child on the photograph of Saalfeden is his son: j' have a photograph and the resemblance is striking. My dad Ivan Kononow was Ukrainian he was made prisoner with Dnipropetrovk in May 1942 when he was 16 years old. With the release of the camps (it us forever known as or it was held) he was engaged in the foreign legion with Innsbruck under the name of Komonoff Valentine of origin Polonaise J' have documents that j' will like to divide, j' will like much to find people who l' one known, like Alex GRESNOW and Alex KAGASECHEK who l' has followed to the legion I thank you for all this work which you made; you give desire for finding its origins
Alain HEYRAUD email@example.com
Judenburg Team 335 Jewish Transient Camp, Liechtenstein called Murdorf-Liechtenstein, Land Steiermark, on Muir River. 2000 Jews. (British zone)
Judenburg consisted of a number of camps including: Dietersdorf, Kaserne, Kobenz, Liechtenstein and Murdorf.
The camp was well equipped with carpentry, painting, shoemaking, and metalworking shops. Both UNRRA and the AJDC helped to administer the camp. See USHMM Projekt Life Reborn: http://www.ushmm.org/museum/exhibit/online/dp/menu.htm
Archives: Murdorf-Liechtenstein (Judenburg)
Adresse: Stadtgemeinde (Municipality) Judenburg, Hauptplatz,
A 8570 Judenburg
Tel: 0043 3572 83141-0
Fax: 0043 3572 83141-222
Address supplied by Herta.
11/2/04 Hello Olga,
I came across your website as I am doing some research on my parents time as forced laborers in Judenburg, Austria. My father is dead and my mother's memory has become fuzzy about dates, but I do know they were probably there between 1943 and 1945. They were brought there from Poland, my mother's parents and her two younger siblings were also transported to Judenburg. My mother lived with a farm family who were kind to her. My father (they were not married at the time) worked on a larger farm that had many young Polish men as slave labor. I wonder if there is anyone out there who might have some information about Judenburg at that time and forced laborers specifically. These people are dying off and it is important that we attempt to preserve this history. Thank you Jane Hikel email: HikelJ@mail.ccsu.edu, Central Connecticut State University.
Diary of Life in the Refugee Camps (1948)
By Anton Zakelj, translated and edited by John Zakelj
Kammer, on Lake Attersee "Camp 526"
I'm trying to find information about a DP camp that my mother tells me she lived in Kammer, Austria on Lake Attersee between 1945 and 1948. She
describes it as "Camp 526". Do you have any information, such as where exactly it was located, what is there now, who lived there, where they might have gone? I have some pictures that she saved. She also tells me she worked for the border patrol at the 1653 Hotel Kammer.
Thank you for any information you can provided. Please let me know if you have any questions for me.
Sincerely, Marielle Stone firstname.lastname@example.org
My parents were in this DP camps for several years. My older sister was born there.‘
George Muenz <email@example.com>
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|Richliger name of the union "Gazette fo Austria"|
Kärnten (British zone)
I was a Displaced Person who immigrated to Minnesota in 1952. I was born in the former German Linguistic Island of Gottschee now part of Slovenia. Following the Flucht (flight for life) in 1945 my mother and I lived in various DP Camps in Steiermark and Kärnten, Austria until we were reunited with my father in 1946.
I would certainly enjoying hearing from you. I am intrigued by your interest in this matter and have the feeling that you, or perhaps members of your family may have walked the walked.
Thank you. Sophia Trix Stalzer-Wyant, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, born near Tschermoschnitz (Crmosnjice)
UNRRA-Teams /Kärnten (GB):
Kellerberg camp - See Graz camp or Villach, (British zone)
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.
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!
Kematen in Tirol - Innsbruch, UNRRA team 189 (French zone)
Keplerschule - students' camp, UNRRA team 333, (British zone) See See Graz camp
Kirchenholz (Camp 60) / Frindorf, Austria
In 2005 the end of the Second World War is being commemorated in many different ways. The Hörschings Greens' contribution will be an event this autumn. Just after the end of the War, survivors of concentration camps were accomodated in "Camp 60" (which no longer exists). Many of them died there; they and others who died (such as Russians [Ukrainians] from the forced-labour camp in Frindorf) were buried in Kirchenholz though today only a very few know exactly where. In 1948 the Austrian "Schwarzes Kreuz" (Black Cross - an organization that looks after the graves of war victims) opened these graves and transferred the dead to the St. Martin cemetry for reburial.
D.P. Camp 60 in Hörsching(Hörsching has it's own page)
After the conclusion of medical care for Jewish survivors of concentration camps, German-speaking refugees from Eastern Europe arrived in the camp. Two of the shacks had burnt down in May 1945; roughly 2000 people, mainly from southern Moravia, Bratislava and Yugoslavia, lived in the remaining eighteen. Most of them subsequently migrated to West Germany, some as far afield as the USA or Canada; a few settled in Hörsching permanently,
The graveyard in the woods (the Russian [Ukrainian?] graveyard)
This was on a slight rise in Kirchenholz. It acquired the name "Russian graveyard" because 109 Russian [Ukrainian?] prisoners of war from the forced-labour camp in Frindorf, who died (mostly of pneumonia or heart failure) between September 1941 and April 1942, were buried here. In 1945 thirty victims of the typhus epidemic in what had been the DAF camp were also buried here. In December 1948 all those buried here were transferred to the cemetery in St. Martin.
We plan to visit the site of these graves on foot, and to learn more from eyewitnesses about the situation in the camp just after the War. Käthe Recheis has written a book called (in German) "Go Home and Forget Everything" about how the survivors were cared for, and about the oppressive situation in the camp. Her sister Marianne will accompany us on this walk and tell us about her experiences as a nurse in Camp 60.
We are searching for eyewitnesses!
We cordially invite all eyewitnesses of those times who can provide details of "Camp 60" in its days as a reception camp for survivors of concentration camps to get in touch with us. Perhaps you can pass your knowledge on to us, and anyone else who is interested, on the way into Kirchenholz. It is also possible to send information about the camp and the graves in the woods to us by email, at email@example.com
Kindergartenstr. 6, 4063 Hörsching/Tel: 07221 / 72 632
Kaiserweg 3, 4063 Hörsching/Neubau
Tel: 0650 / 27 2 67 00
Klagenfurt (British zone), photos of the city, on Lake Wörthersee, UNRRA team 332;
Neuer Platz 1
Diözese Gurk in Klagenfurt
A-9020 Klagenfurt, Mariannengasse 6
Tel. (0463) [0043 463] 57770 80, 81, 82
I have been reading your Web page for a couple of days now. My mother's family were from Maribor originally and were called Skerget and Zunki. I have been lucky to find some modern day references to Skerget in on the web still living in the area but nothing so far for Zunki.
My mother was born in Klagenfurt DP camp ( I don't the proper name of the camp) along with her sister in the mid forties. My grandmother was in her late teens early twenties at this time. She married my grandfather a British solider and has never spoken of this time to anyone since. We would not upset her for the world but my mother and aunt desperately want to find their roots. My aunt has some memories of the camp but my mother was less than two when they were all sent to Northern Ireland to live with my grandfather's family and has none.
I have looked for a webpage or reference to any organisation that might keep a register for people from the dp camps or war brides from them. I do believe that my grandmother was not an only child and their may have been some other family members there with her. Would you have any suggestions for finding links to people from this camp in particular? Infact, any suggestions on what direction I should be headed in, would be brilliant. I really want to do this for my mum but I have such a thin thread to start with, anything from here in will be wonderful for them.
Thank you so much for a great web page. Many thanks. Donna Downing, email: (we don't have her latest email), Belfast Northern Ireland
2/20/07 Hello Olga,
I came across your web site and was very excited. My father was born in Southern Russia in the Caucasus. He eventually ended up in a Austria -- DP Camp C Weidmannsdorf in Klagenfurt. I am trying to get as much info on this camp as possible, would you happen to have any information? Sincerely, Murat Botas, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reply from Austria: Several camps were there and also the DP-Camp Waidmannsdorf (under Brit. Militärregierung??)
Kleinmünchen - in Linz, (US Zone)
Kobenz, in Northern Styria, Team 314 (British Zone), near Judenburg, Jews
Photos submitted by Klaus Fohringer email: email@example.com
(Photos credit St. Gem municipality) Knittelfeld Kobenz Knittelfeld Classroom FL Knittelfeld RAW-Lager Leobnerstrasse FL Knittelfeld RAW-Lager Murgasse FL Knittelfeld RAW-Lager Weyern
Tel: 0043 5372 602 - 0
Fax: 0043 5372 602 - 75
My mother and her family went in 1951 from Kufstein, Tyrol, to the New Zealand camp. So now I have the camp, but questioning my sister who was 7 is like pulling teeth. I cannot get her to open up.
As odd it seems I remember seeing photos of this time so I will try to get them at some point as my mother guards these and will not allow me. It was a raining day thing when as a child I was bored and I would look at these unhappy strangers faces and my mother would just not explain.
More information comes slowly and I hope that it will help the generations that follow understand why their parents and grandparents did the things that were needed to stay alive. Anne-Marie Hofman, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Don't think I can offer much information, but I would like to make contact. My father who was not Jewish, was handed over the the Nazi's by his mother who had to make a painful choice, give up a healthy son for a son with t.b. All I know is that he was in some type of forced labor/ slave camp (Landeck - Tyrol) and tried to escape and was threatened with deportation to a concentration camp, but escaped that part. He then was put to work on a farm, where he had at least enough to eat. The farm owners name is listed as Anna Lehner, and the town is Ehrwald (?) The French and Americans liberated him and I know he spent some time at Kufstein DP- maybe 2 or 3 years. I have some documentation - -photocopies and not very clear. I have a copy of his Nazi ID card issued 1 Dec 1943. It is a shame that he never talked about his experiences and I got this information from my mother (who is not Polish) and she had to extract this info from him over a period of time. Is there anyone out there with parents or relatives who spent some time at Landeck or Kufstein? Ann Caligiuri, email: THECALIGIURIS@peoplepc.com