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Netherlands netherlands flag

    http://www.theatrelibrary.org/sibmas/idpac/institutions/st.html


Norway

    National Archives of Norway http://www.riksarkivet.no/
    English version: http://www.riksarkivet.no/english/about.html
    addresses & email: http://www.riksarkivet.no/english/about/contact.html

    Lots of Norway links: http://www.theatrelibrary.org/sibmas/idpac/institutions/st.html


Poland

    Check with Polish Archives for birth records, Polish army records.
    http://www.archiwa.gov.pl/en/state-archives/390-searching-polish-archives.html

    Lots of Poland links: http://www.theatrelibrary.org/sibmas/idpac/institutions/st.html


Portugal

Lisbon became the center for tens of thousands of refugees from Central Europe, the Low Countries, and France.  Although Portugal sought in 1940 to halt the entry of refugees and the issuance of visas for them, many Portuguese disregarded their government's policies.  Aristides de Sousa Mendes, a Portuguese diplomat in Bordeau, France, disobeyed his government's orders and issued 10,000 visas before he was recalled and dismissed. During 1941 and 1942 the Portuguese Government allowed 5,000 refugees to pass through Portugal to the United States.

     General Records 1936-1945, 1950-1952 (Entry 3126) http://www.archives.gov/research/holocaust/finding-aid/civilian/rg-84-portugal.html

 

Portuguese National Archives
The national archives (Arquivos Nacionais Torre do Tombo) are the home to the PIDE/DGS (secret police), Salazar and Interior Ministry files.

Arquivos Nacionais
Torre do Tombo
Alameda da Universidade
1600 Lisboa
Tel.: 7937212; 7937221
Fax: 7937230

Centro Nacional de Cultura
Rua A.M. Cardoso, 68
1200 Lisboa
Tel.: 3466722; 3423829
Fax: 3428250

Cinemateca Portuguesa
Rua Barata Salgueiro, 39
1200 Lisboa
Tel.: 546279; 547509
Fax: 3523180

Instituto Português da Biblioteca Nacional e do Livro
Rua Ocidental ao Campo Grande 83
1700 Lisboa
Tel.: 7950130
Fax: 7933607

Instituto Camões
Praça do Principe Real, 14-1°
P-1200 Lisboa
Tel.: 351 (1) 346 45 08
Fax: 351 (1) 347 20 49

Instituto Portugues da Arte Cinematográfica e do Audiovisual
Rua de S. Pedro de Alcântara, 45, 1o
1200 Lisboa
Tel.: 3462051; 3468485
Fax: 3472777

Instituto Português de Museus
Palácio Nacional da Ajuda
Calçada da Ajuda
1300 Lisboa
Tel.: 3647213; 3646926

Instituto Portugues do Património Arquitectónico e Arqueológico
Palácio Nacional da Ajuda
Calçada da Ajuda
1300 Lisboa
Tel.: 3646926; 3647087
Fax: 3637047


Romania Romanian archives: http://www.arhivelenationale.ro/?lan=1

http://www.ushmm.org/search/results/?q=romanian+camps

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deportation_of_Germans_from_Romania_after_World_War_II


Russia russian flag

    Ukrainians in Russia Brama links http://www.brama.com/diaspora/russia.html

    Russian Archives http://www.rusarchives.ru/index.shtml

    Mikhail Kroutikhin's long list of researching Russian roots http://www.mtu-net.ru/rrr/russia.htm

    ArcheoBiblioBase Russian Archives http://www.iisg.nl/~abb/

    International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam's guide to the Russian archives http://www.iisg.nl/~abb/#abb_b

    University of Toronto guide to Russian archives http://www.interlog.com/~moslon/olga.htm

    Russian archive links provided Olga E. Glagoleva, Ph.D. http://www.interlog.com/~moslon/olga/links.htm
    Center for Russian and East European Studies, University of Toronto

    Moscow Library Association
    The All-Union State Library of Foreign Literature
    Uljanovskaja Street 1
    103031 Moskau
    Tel. or Fax 007/095/925-6018

    Russian Federation of Library Associations
    öffentliche Historische Bibliothek Russlands
    Starosatzki per. 9a
    101000 Moskau
    Tel. 007/095/202 4056 Fax 007/095/200 2255

    Russian Federation of Library Societies and Associations
    State Historical Library
    Starosadski #9
    101000 Moskau

    Russian Library Association
    ul. Sadovaja, 18
    191069 St. Petersburg
    Tel. u. Fax 007/812/110 5861 E-mail: rba@nlr.ru
    URL: http://www.rba.ru:8101/english.html
    URL: http://www.rba.ru:8101/


Slovakia slovakia flagis not the same as Slovenia. Slovakia is under the Austria, Hungary, Ukraine, Poland and Czech republic. Slovenia is south west of Slovakia.

Check: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=slovenia&hl=en&ll=47.368594,17.53418&spn=24.69487,39.506836&sll=46.528635,17.314453&sspn=12.532882,19.753418&t=h&hnear=Slovenia&z=5

Slovakia - In Slovakia the National archive http://www.minv.sk/?slovensky-narodny-archiv


Slovenia Slovenia flag
    Archives: PREDSTAVITEV ARHIVA REPUBLIKE SLOVENIJE:
    http://www.sigov.si/cgi-bin/spl/ars/1.htm?language=slo

    Ministry of Culture in Slovak Republic
    STERSTVO KULTURY SLOVENSKEJ REPUBLIKY
    Adresa: Nam. SNP 33.
    813 31 Bratislava
    Slovenska republika

    Tel.: 00421 2 59391 155
    Fax: 00421 2 5939 1174
    E-mail:mksr@culture.gov.sk

    Slovak National Museum
    Museum of Ukrainian-Ruthenian Culture in Svidnik
    ul. Centrana 258, 089 01 Svidnik
    phone: +421-54 / 7882 100, 101, 102
    fax: +421-54 / 7882 102


Spain

    http://www.mcu.es/homemcu.html

Sweden Switzerland flag

    Archives, Riksarkivet, Stockholm: http://www.ra.se/
    English version: http://www.ra.se/indexengelska.html
Lots of Sweden links: http://www.theatrelibrary.org/sibmas/idpac/institutions/st.html

Switzerland

    Information about prisoners of war may be received from the Central Tracing Office (formerly Central Office for Prisoners Of War) of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Geneva:
      Comité international de la Croix-Rouge
      GEN / ARCH
      19, avenue de la Paix
      CH-1202 Genève Switzerland

    United Nations High Commissioner For Refugees (UNHCR)
    Palais des Nations
    CH - 1202 GENEVE 10
    Switzerland

    UN Refugee Agency -http://www.unhcr.org/cgi-bin/texis/vtx/home

    http://www.learnstuff.com/learn-about-the-un-refugee-agency/

    Reliefweb Library: http://www.reliefweb.int/library/documents/intro.pdf

    Zürich city archives - Stadtarchiv
    http://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/kap01/stadtarchiv/

    St. Gallen city archives - Stadtarchiv
    http://www.st.gallen.ch/stadtarchiv/


UkraineUkrainian flag

    State Committee on Archives of Ukraine
    24 Solom'ianska St. Kyiv 03110 Ukraine
    Tel.: (380 44) 275-2777
    Fax: (380 44) 275-3655
    E-mail: mail@archives.gov.ua

    English website:
    http://www.archives.gov.ua/Eng/
    http://www.archives.gov.ua/Eng/contacts.php
    "You can write to the archives in Ukraine in English language. If the local registry office (RAHS) has the documents that you need not many of them will respond to letters seeking information for genealogical purposes. They will respond to an AHKETA (form) that is sent to them via the Consulate of Ukraine. RAHS documents are not open to the public. If you have relatives in Ukraine, they can approach the RAHS, and also a local researcher can access RAHS if the researcher can develop insider connections (grease the wheel).TsDIAL is the Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine in L'viv.
    RAHS is Reyestratsiya aktiv hromadians'koho stanu ("registry office").

    http://www.archives.gov.ua/Eng/Archives/index.php#Lviv.

    Diana Peltz email: archives@cl.lv.ukrel.net
    I hear her archives is closing for an indefinite period of time so maybe they cancelled e-mail.

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Subject: How to find your Ukrainian roots Ukrainian: Where to find information - in the world
10 useful links

    Head Branch State Archive of the Security Service of Ukraine Ihor Kulyk and associate Institute of Media Games kindle reveal the secrets of a successful search of reliable information about family roots that can benefit every Ukrainian.

    Find gentry roots, learn about the fate of repressed relatives or just interested in the family history - motivation to dive into the archives for the average Ukrainian can be very different. Today, data on relatives who were persecuted much easier to obtain after the adoption of the law on access to public information. Experts told the site Zaxid.net , that when searching for information can help both official institutions and unofficial sources from the Internet. And the results can lead to very unexpected conclusions.

    http://vsviti.com.ua/ukraine/45374

    Lavrentiy Krupniak


    Bohdan Yurkiv: "UkeSource" - we locate villages free & follow up your ancestory. Office: Hrabovskoho St.
    Sambir, Lvivska Oblast.
    81400 Ukraine
    Tel: +380 6767 37267 ( Ukrainian communication only )
    Tel: +61 42204 5433 ( Ukrainian & English communication )
    Fax: +61 39459 6454 ( Ukrainian & English communication )
    E-Mail: boss@alphalink.com.au
    Web: http://www.bohdanyurkiv.cityslide.com/page/page/177993.htm

    Derzhavnyi arkhiv Zakarpats'koi oblasti - State Archive of Transcarpathian Oblast
    Address: 88005, Uzhhorod, vul. Mynais'ka, 14a (korp. 1);
    90200, Beregovo, pl. Heroiv, 4a (korp. 2)
    Tel: (38-0312) 2-35-49, 2-06-10 (korp. 1); (03141) 2-32-10 (korp. 2)
    Fax: 2-35-49
    E-mail: archiv@uzh.ukrtel.net; Zakarchive@ukr.net
    Website: http://www.archives.gov.ua/Archives/index.php?ra07

    English version: http://www.archives.gov.ua/Eng/
    webmaster@archives.gov.ua


SBU gives free access to information on Ukrainian prisoners of war kept in German concentration camps
http://www.kyivpost.com/nation/49742
Kyiv Post 30 Sep 2009

    Germany's Saxon Memorials in Memory of Political Terror Victims public union has passed to Ukraine an electronic database on 60,000 World War II Ukrainian prisoners.

    The ceremony of passing the information was conducted in the hall of declassified archives of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) with the participation of SBU Head Valentyn Nalyvaichenko and German Ambassador to Ukraine Hans-Jurgen Heimsoeth in Kyiv on September 29.

    The electronic database contains personal record cards kept in concentration camps on prisoners of war during World War II. The cards include personal information on the prisoners, in particular, photos, distinguishing marks, information on what camp they were kept in, if they were treated in hospital and other details.

    According to the SBU press center, the information received will be passed to everybody requesting it to find data on relatives who were former Soviet prisoners of war and who were imprisoned in concentration camps in Germany.


United Kingdom

    There may be records in the Public Record Office at Kew / London about the POW Camp after the end of the war and the resettlement of DPs in Great Britain. See http://www.dpcamps.org/britishZone.html

    National Archives of United Kingdom

      Public Record Office, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU.
      Tel: 020 8876 3444, Fax: 020 8392 5286

    Direct gov: http://www.direct.gov.uk/Homepage/fs/en
    contact: http://www.direct.gov.uk/Helpdesk/AskTheEditor/fs/en

    Ukrainian Brama links in United Kingdom http://www.brama.com/diaspora/uk-england.html

    The General Secretariat
    The Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain

      49 Linden Gardens
      Notting Hill Gate
      London W2 4HG
      England UK
      Tel. +44 20 7229 8392
      Fax. +44 20 7792 2499
      Email: gensec@augb.co.uk
    We locate and obtain UK (England & Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) birth, marriage or death certificates:
      James Frank
      james@bmd-certificates.co.uk
      http://www.bmd-certificates.co.uk
      BMD Certificates
      2nd Floor
      145-157 St John Street
      London EC1V 4PY
      United Kingdom
    British Red Cross UK Office
      44 Moorfields
      LONDON, EC2Y 9AL UK
      iwd@redcross.org.uk (International tracing and message services)

United StatesUS Flag

United Nations Archives Website

    UNESCO archives portal search listings of all archives in the world

    United Nations Archives
    Archives and Records Centre
    304 East 45th Street
    Ground Floor
    New York, New York 10017
    Fax: 212.963.4414
    Telephone: 212 963-8683; 212 963-8612
    E-mail: arms@un.org

    Marleen Buelinckx, Information Management Officer
    Archives and Records Management
    Tel: 212) 963-5442
    Fax: 212) 963-4414
    E-mail: buelinckx@un.org

    UN.Archives. Administrative History Box & Folders 1945-1949.pdf - Download .pdf file to your desk for later reading.

    UN website: http://www.un.org
    How to research: http://www.un.org/Depts/archives/research.html
    What in archives: http://www.un.org/Depts/archives/whats_in.html
    How to order photos: http://www.un.org/av/photo/
    Search: http://www.un.org/search/

    United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration. Records, 1943-1950.

      Description: The United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) was established in 1943 to take care of the physical needs of war victims in the United Nations countries. Although it ceased operating in 1946, liquidation under an Administrator for Liquidation took until 1949. UNRRA's headquarters were in Washington, D.C., it had a European Regional Office in London and missions and offices in many European, Asian, Middle Eastern, African, and Latin American countries. More at: http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/article.php?lang=en&ModuleId=10005685

      United Nations Relief & Rehabilition Administration Teams (UNRRA Teams 1945) Bookmark this new site:
      http://www.crommelin.org/history/Biographies/1914Edward/UnrraScrapbook/index.html
      Web site by Miff Crommelin

    International Refugee Organization (IRO),

      temporary agency of the United Nations, established in 1946. In arranging for the care and the repatriation or resettlement of Europeans made homeless by World War II, the organization brought to a conclusion part of the work of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration. IRO terminated its work in 1952, having resettled c.1,000,000 persons. It was superseded by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

      Book: L. W. Holborn, The International Refugee Organization (1956).

      The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, Copyright 1994, 2000, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. The International Refugee Organization search http://www.bartleby.com/cgi-bin/texis/webinator/sitesearch?FILTER=col65&query="The+International+Refugee+Organization"&x=5&y=6


American Red Cross: The Holocaust & War Victims Tracing and Info Center

    4700 Mt. Hope Dr.
    Baltimore, MD 21215-3231
    Tel (410) 764-5311
    Fax (410) 764-4638


Daughters of the American Revolution http://www.dar.org

Center Genealogy Institute - Holocaust Research

15 W 16th St
New York, NY 10011

http://www.cjh.org/family/pdf/Holocaust.pdf


Inquiries concerning the journal Harvard Ukrainian Studies, please contact Tymish Holowinsky E-mail: holowins@fas.harvard.edu


Library of Congress:http://www.loc.gov/index.html

U S. Immigration & Naturalization Service: The Einwanderungszentrale of Nazi Germany had the complete vital statistics of every foreigner entering into Germany (name, age, place of original, date of entry and two photos (full face and profile). Using these files, the UNNRA and IRO (replacement organization for the UNNRA) categorized, provided medical exams, X-rays, TB and VD, mental and educational exams to determine who was eligible for immigration to the US and distant ports. Genealogist click here for Freedom of Information form G-639 and instructions . For complete updated instruction, go to their website for information:


The U.S. Citizenship & Nationalization Services http://www.uscis.gov/g-639

This agency will tell you all the camps your parents were in if they entered the US.

Requesting Freedom of Information Records:

(1) Place. Records should be requested from the office that maintains the records sought, if known, or from the Headquarters of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 425 I Street, NW., Washington, DC 20536.

(2) Manner of requesting records. All Freedom of Information Act requests must be in writing. Requests may be submitted in person or by mail. If a request is made by mail, both the envelope and its contents must be clearly marked: ``FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST'' or ``INFORMATION REQUEST.''


National Archives (NARA) in College Park, Maryland finding aid for displaced persons.

I started to place the displaced persons files and the box numbers here, but it got too big. There are just too many files. It's fun just reading the list: http://www.archives.gov/publications/finding_aids/holocaust_era_assets/military_agency_records_part_3.html
Do a Find displaced persons.

But you may prefer the printer friendly version.: http://www.archives.gov/publications/finding_aids/holocaust_era_assets/print_friendly.html?page=military_agency_records_part_3_content.html&title=NARA | Publications | Finding Aids%3A Holocaust-Era Assets Military Agency Records, Part 3

National Archives at College Park
8601 Adelphi Rd
College Park, MD 20740-6001
Phone for Still Pictures Nara: 301) 837-3530
Private vendors for reproduction of still photos:

Archival Research Internatinal 1-800 499 7468
Do You Graphics Toll free 1-800-418-8344
King Visual Tecnology 1-800-235-7009


Shevchenko Scientific Society Library & archives, Catalog

      63 Fourth Ave.
      New York, NY 10003-5200 / USA
      Tel: 212-254-5130 / Fax: 212-254-5239
      e-mail: library@shevchenko.org

      The Shevchenko Scientific Society Library and Archives has the following archives dealing with Ukrainian Displaced Person Camps in Austria and Germany:

      1) DP Camp in Cornberg, Germany, 1945-49;
      2) DP Camp "Orlyk" Bertesgaden, Germany, 1945-50;
      3) DP Camps in Germany (Aschaffenburg, Blomberg, Burgdorf, Finssen, Furikschulle-Munchen, Tager-Kaserne, Karlsfeld, Regenburg, Somme-Kaserne) and Austria (Insbruk, Landeck, Salzburg) - documentation is fragmentary and incomplete.

      We also have photographs dealing with various aspects life in DP Camps. If anyone has any documents or papers from this period and would like to contribute them to our existing archives we would be grateful.

      Svitliana Andrushkiw, Director
      Shevchenko Scientific Society Library


sl 248 METROPOLITAN AREA LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS

Box 20, file 721. UNNRA and Food for Europe, 1944-1946
Box 20, file 725. Wartime service, 1942-1944
Box 34, file 1113. United Nations, 1943-1951

Western Historical Manuscript Collection http://www.umsl.edu/~whmc/guides/whm0248.htm
222 Thomas Jefferson Library
University of Missouri-St. Louis
8001 Natural Bridge Rd
St. Louis, MO 63121

(314) 516-5143
whmc@umsl.edu


United States Comm. for the Care of European Children

215 Fourth Ave
New York, NY

This was the agency who took care of orphaned children admitted under the displaced persons act. I don't know if this address is still current, if it was disbanded or assigned to another agency.


The Germans do keep better records. I had received the records of my in-laws' marriage, holy cow !! it has their parents full names dates of birth, place of birth and marriage. Also received Roman's birth certificate...I have all of their slave labours work cards... I applied for pension for mom. They back paid her from 65 now 82. Judy Hrynenko


Congratulations!
I've just visited your website again and you have done wonders here!! Lots of hard work and determination. You are opening a wealth of information to so many! Bravo Olga, Alexandra T. Gibson


Dear Olga Kaczmar,
Thank you for your site. I appreciate the immense work that went to make this an informative and easy to navigate site.
I have much to learn. Kind regards, Annelie


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