Saint Marein / St. Marein
DP camp kindergarten; Source USHMM
Saint Martin's Villach / St. Martin's Villach, Land Kaernten (British Zone) - See also Graz campCity Archive: Stadtarchiv Villach
Telephone: 43 (4242) 205 349
10/13/04 Hi Olga;
I was born in ST. MARTIN, VILLACH in 1953. My father's name is GEORGE RUDOLPH MEZEI.
My two older brothers were born in Hungary. We came to the United States in 1956. I also lost my birth certificate, Can help me by telling me how I may obtain one. Greatly Appreciated. MARIA HELENA MEZEI
Saint Veit an der Glan / St. Veit an der Glas - See Graz camp
Riedenburg (Machne Yehuda) on the "Neutorstrasse,
Camp Herzl (Franz-Josefs-Kaserne) between Schrannengasse and
Camp Mülln 6 DP in Müllner Hauptstrasse 38.
Beth Bialik in the part of Salzburg, called Maxglan.
Beth Trumpeldor in the part of Salzburg, called Gnigl, and
New Palestine (called later Parsch) in the Wiesbauerstrasse 9 in Salzburg-Parsch
(Parsch is also the part of Salzburg)
Other DP camps in the country (province) of Salzburg, outside the city of Salzburg
Puch bei Hallein and
Lager GIVAT AVODA (in the Wallnerkaserne*) opened in summer
1946 in the small vollage called "Saalfelden" am Steinernen Meer.
*Kaserne means barracks
It is important to me to find my displaced- person friend of nearly 60 years
ago--- He was a 12-14 years old and was a Czechoslovakian and living in Salzburg
Austria in 1946. I would like to get us a roster of Czech. displaced persons
living in Salzburg in 1946. I have found that there might have been 600 or so
there but there should not be too many named Joseph and about 14 years old; I
would like to locate him since I am in a position to help him if he needs help----and
I would very much like to go see him under any circumstance. Patronize an old
78 year old sentimenal ex G I. How about the Embassy in Prague? From: floyd
Thank you for responding---I will send the photos in the next few days. By the way, do you know if there was more than one DP camp in Salzverg? They ( the Gilner family) know they were in Salzverg from 1945-1948. Karen Salver
I lived for 5 years in a DP camp on the outskirts of Salzburg. The camp was located in Groedig, Austria. It housed hundreds of Donauschwaben refugees, mostly from Yugoslavia. It was called Schwabenlager Groedig. I have a photograph that I can share with anyone who is interested.
Thank You Franz Bohn
Schurer, St Margareton
You may be of assistance but I'm looking for information on a camp called Schurer, location is St. Margareton. Have you heard of this camp?
Regards, Adam Bradley
Reply from a reader: Near Knittelfeld, in Styria, is a place called St. Margareton, in Burgenland is a place called St. Margarethen. In Oststyria their is also a place called St. Margareten and it is also a place where there were Jews.
Seebach DP Hosp., Land Kaernten (British)
11/14/04: "Seebach was a DP-Heilsätte (cure) in near Millstättersee in Kärnten," writes
Herta. She provided us with the addresses of many of these city offices.
Seeboden in the state of Karnten.
There is the museum of medieval legal history: The history of torture (in German).
Former Seeboden DP camp, maternity hospital in 1994
Market Municipality: Marktgemeinde Seeboden
A 9871 Seeboden
This is a transcript of a wartime log kept by Sgt. Thomas Horace Hawksworth:
"I saw the commandant and requested to go up to Marlag (a marine POW camp) and he promised that several marines already in Stalag were to be sent up as soon as transport was available. This was quite obviously an empty promise for on May 2nd 1943 I was sent with other N.C.O.s to Spittal-an-der-Drau in the Tyrol. Now I could really get enthusiastic about this place as I've never seen such beautiful scenery and as the camp was quite small, discipline was easier and we were allowed to go for walks under a guard, of course. I was able to go swimming, sometimes four times a week in a lake called Millstätter See at Seeboden, about 3 km by 1 km. The swimming, scenery and a good commandant combined to make this the best camp I've been in. Often as I sat by this lake looking at the beautiful scenery, it crossed my mind what an ideal place to bring Bunchie and Maureen to for a holiday after the war. I don't believe there was an unfit man among all the British there. I myself was tiptop. Must have been to go three rounds with Jock Sanderson in the two boxing tournaments we held there. The Russians, however, were not so well treated having no Red Cross and insufficient food, with apparently no constitution to withstand this life, they simply died off like flies. There must be millions of mass graves throughout Germany." For
more of Hawksworth's story, see: http://www.btinternet.com/~stalag18a/thomashawksworth.html
A 8010 Graz
(zuständig Mr. Dr. Obersteiner, he is a very nice man, really)
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