UNRRA Food Stores employees at the Lithuanian DP camp in Seedorf.
Like your website.
In August 1949 my wife's parents were moved to the Seedorf camp near
Hamburg prior to emigrating to Australia.
We will be visiting Germany in September, and want to visit some
of these locations, including Seedorf. However there are a number
of towns called Seedorf in that part of Germany. Do you know how
we can find an address of the camp?
Also, we're looking for someone based in or around Lubeck who could act as a
guide for us. This person must have English language skills, and
preferably would also be knowledgeable about the locations we want to visit.
Can you direct us to some one who may be able to help us? Thank you. John
4/5/ 05 Hello Olga, I have just found your site; it is remarkable!
My wife's father was Milivoje Acimovic, a Bosnian Serb from the former
Yugoslavia. We know from a document that we have that at sometime he was
in Camp 66, Seedorf Lager, Nr Bremeuorde (could this be Bremen today?). Because
he was a Royalist it was unsafe for him to be repatriated after the war because
Tito was in power, so he chose to come to Britain. I was wondering
if there is any more information about this camp and its occupants. Regards John
In Camp Seedorf was the Ukrainian Elementary School June 1948.
Like so many others, I just
stumbled across your fantastic website when researching my
dad's background. I was wondering where it is possible to find
some more information about his history as a displaced person
in Germany. I have found his IRO card from 1948 (copy attached)
which shows the following detail:
International Refugee Organization
Regional Processing Centre
Fallingbostel - this seems to be where had his X ray
front of the form is as follows:
IRO Processing Centre
North Rhine Westphalia
Name: Ilyk Mikolaj
DP No: 116108
Date of Arrival: 7 Oct 1948
From: 66 DPACS: Seedorf (??) Camp
Area team: 905
Group: Australian AF86 - 1713
Block No: 27
Room no: can't work this out - 23 is crossed out and replaced
with either 14, 11 or 19??
was a Ukrainian (from Drohobych) but was in the Polish
army and taken as a prisoner of war and worked as a slave labourer
in Germany. He met my mother there in about 1945 at Kapellen
after the Americans arrived and they were all taken
to a camp in Ratingen. They finally
emigrated to Australia in may 1949 on the Fairsea.
Is it possible to get any
more information about my parent's stay in Germany. Thanks
for any help you can provide.
Peter Ilyk firstname.lastname@example.org
|On 7/6/12 Dear Olga
I am researching my parents who were displaced persons during WW2. Their
records indicate they were born in Luka, Ukraine and ended up at Seedorf.
They have both passed away and I am now trying to trace their lives.
In the documents held at the National Archives in Australia
include this one. It is unusual because when I check files
of other people of the same period they do not seem to have
this one. He arrived in the DP camps in 1942 which would suggest
he wasn't a member of the Partisan Army. I can find
little information about him as he died when I was very young. I have also
included documents which give background that is available.
The question I ask, as well as any information about him or where I could
find it, is was it normal for all DP's to have a military check and why
would they be selective?
Any help would do.
Regards, Michael Slobodniuk email@example.com
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