Reckenfeld is a suburb of Greven. #3158, #31/158, N. Rhine-Westphalia; (British zone), Poles, Ukrainians
Contact: Stadtarchiv Greven (Town archives of Greven)
D-48268 Greven, Germany
Archives are in Greven: http://www.archive.nrw.de/home.asp?stadta-greven
After World War II, Greven and Reckenfeld housed up to 10,000 displaced persons in two DP camps from 1945-1949/50. Known as the 'largest village in the region of Muenster'. Muenster website: http://www.muenster.de/buergernetz.html
My father, Aleksander Markus, and his mother, Janina Markus, both of Poland, were registered in Reckenfeld in 1945. If anyone has any information about this camp, please write Mark Norek firstname.lastname@example.org
9/2/07 Hello Olga Kaczmar,
Many thanks for your website. I would like also to find out at which farmers my parents worked. They were in 129 DPACS Reckenfeld. Would you please be kind enough to explain to me what this? - I would also like to hear from anyone who else was at this place. Hoping you can help me.
Regards, and many thanks, Anka Kowalczyk Ozzpol88@yahoo.com.au
Anka is sharing her photos with us. You can click on the photos to enlarge, and find yourself or your parents in these pictures. We welcome you to submit your archived photos to share.
Hallo again Olga,
Both my parents were in Labour Camps - my mother was taken off the streets of Poland and put into cattle truck and taken to Germany. My father apparently since 1940 was in labour camp.
The Reckenfeld page is absolutely super – My husband and I cannot wipe away our tears – we are just overwhelmed with emotion.
My husband and I can truly say that we are soul mates. His parents lost two children in Germany in 1948 - I have photo of his father at cemetary - I am not sure where they are taken could be main one you mention.
Hugs and Kisses from Anka Kowalczyk.
|Kindergarden childen in the Polish sector.||
In this photo is priest -
Ks. Franciszek Kozonek - I think this is how
his name is spelled. My mother told me he is my Godfather, because
I nearly died
while in Ahlen hospital. I was baptized in a hurry at this hospital–apparently
I had a tube attached to me giving my blood to save a
German baby. My mother told me the story that she was very panic stricken
and started screaming so it was stopped. This she believes
saved my life.
|My father (in the center) and 3 other men at the Reckenfeld altar in the Polish sector.||My parents, Zofia and Bronislaw) with me in the pram (stroller).|
|This is me, Anka. My first steps.||The picture of me as baby and Leo - I think his surname is Grezl.
My mother told me many years ago that we were inseparable and
wouldn't eat if we were not fed together from same spoon.
|Reckenfeld altar in Polish sector.||Priest|
|Ks. Franciszek Kozonek is on the left. He is looking at us. I think the priest holding his cap is Ks. Kuczmanski.|
We believe this to
be the first baby that died - I will have to write to Germany for more
Baby Jerzy Adamcewicz - GERMANY - Somewhere.jpg
|Baby Jan Adamcewicz born
in 1948- Somewhere in Ge. This little brother only lived for 2 days NEVER
FORGOTTON - NEVER FORGIVEN
Always REMEMBERED when the word GERMANY is spoken. I am planning a HEALING JOURNEY to Germany - and hopefully these two little graves are in Cemetary that you wrote about - I will search it out further because at the present I do not remember the name you mention of this Cemetary - some kind person may even right and tell me that these still exis
I would like to post a picture of my grandfather (Josef ??) who was at the Reckenfeld camp sometime in 1945 along w/ my grandmother, Karolina Plesnar. Karolina was a cook at the camp. They are both of Polish decent. They were never married, but had a child named Kazimerz Joseph Plesnar, who is my father. He never knew his father as he was sent to a camp somewhere in Russia soon after my father was born. Kazimerz and Karolina came to the USA in 1951.
Here is the only photo I have of my grandfather. At this time his last name is unknown. I do believe it starts with an S. However, my (babjci) Karolina was reluctant to provide the information I need to research my ancestry. She has since passed.
Tammy Marie Lowell (Plesnar) email@example.com
Sep 30, 2015 Hello Ms. Kaczmar,
On behalf of a friend, I am trying to locate information about the Reckenfeld displaced persons camp. My friend believes that her father was administrator of the camp for a time, and she had a brother and sister who died there.
Can you help me find information about the camp? Specifically, do records still exist for it? Was there a cemetery for the camp? If so, is it still possible to find/visit the cemetery?
I look forward to hearing from you.
John W. Flora firstname.lastname@example.org
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