Lintorf is a quarter
in the northern part of the city Ratingen in North-Rhine-Westphalian (Germany);
city in the northwestern part of Berg - about 12 km northeast of Duesseldorf.
Lintorfer Heimatfreunde e.V."
Altes Lintorfer Rathaus (2. Etage)
D-40885 Ratingen - Lintorf
Manfred Buer: +49 2102 - 33931
City archives: Stadtarchiv
Dr. Erika Münster,
Mülheimer Str. 47
Tel.: 02102 / 550-4190
Tel.: 02102 / 550-4191
Fax: 02102 / 550-941
11/25/04 Dear Olga
I hope you can help me. I am trying to trace or find any information about my
deceased father's family. My Dad came to the UK in 1947. I have found his Registration/Identity
card which states he was born in Tworenny, Krakow. Another card has an address
of Tworylne Street 80 Sanok. He lost all contact with his family when he was
taken from his home and sent to a camp at Lintorf. I would be very grateful if
you could help me to make some progress as at the moment I am not making any.
Thank you for your assistance. Anna
Rutherford (Nee KORNAS)
Thank you. After the Americans came to Kapellen in 1945, mum and dad were
taken temprarily to Anrath. From there they first went to the Dormagen camp
(which was mainly Polish) for a short while and then to Lintorf -
where they stayed from 1946 to 1947. From there they went to Seedorf in about
1948 before being processed for emigration to Australia at Fallinbostel in
1948. They left for Australia from Naples in 1949, arriving in Melbourne
a month later. From there they were taken to Bonegilla - but because mum
had a baby girl (my sister and was pregnant with me) she went to Cowra for
a few weeks as the facilities for mothers was better there. They both finally
came to Canberra in 1948. Do you know if there are any photos of the camps
at Dormagen, Lintorf and Seedorf which are from that era??
Regards, Peter Ilyk firstname.lastname@example.org
your site, although very rich in information and more than an interesting
read, was not shining any light on my families' exploits. They were
at Lintorf which is proving a bugger to find anything about, period.
Attached is a picture of a wedding in Lintorf. I see my dad in it
but I see no other I recognise -- date circa 1946. They left Lintorf
in 47' as a couple (my mother and father) to UK.
The lower picture is my dad's brother's family, found in Poland by
Red Cross. We think after war circa 1955.
Your site moved me and my contribution is of little value compared to your
site and the emotional response it triggered.
Peter P. Gulaiczuk email@example.com