Download to your desktop the 2011 Excel spreadsheet (in German) of camps and camp info: AustriaCampsV7.xls provided by Klaus.
Austrian archives - https://www.oesta.gv.at/bezirks-stadt-und-kommunalarchive
Haid (Lackner) has its own page - Anfelden camp 121; Linz; US zone;
Hafendorf - KG Kapfenberg II; British zone; Nr. 7 YAC.
Hafnerriegel 13 - Graz; British zone
Haiming - Inn river, Ims UNRRA team 200; French zone;
3/14/05 My family was in a camp in Haiming, Austria, near Imst after the war. I have a book which discusses the camp. Thanks Gabriele I. Halsall
"Heimat auf Zeit, Haiming 1946-1960 by Salvador-Wagner
Hallein, Land Salzburg ; UNRRA team 324 ?; Jews - Hallein, town, north-central Austria, on the Salzach River just south of Salzburg city, Beth Israel, US zone,
City archives: Stadtarchiv Hallein, Keltenmuseum, 5400 Hallein
Provided by Klaus Fohringer
Photos below were submitted 12/5/10 by Steve Wernick email@example.com
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As far as I know, the photographer for this series was Stanley Kessler, born Shia Keslovich in Bilgoraj, Poland around 1910. I also have my father’s ID papers from the International Refugee Organization, Austria.
People interested in Hallein:
Please take a look at the Facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/groups/301839019976701/ and join the discussion.
Hangweg - Zeltweg; British zone;
Hans Bauer-Weg- Leoben; British zone;
Hans Fritzl- Weg (way) - Graz; British zone
Heidestrasse 2 - Wien, XI;
Heilbrunn Polish DP Camp #19. - 601 pk. ; District Salzburg- Süd , US zone
Can anyone come up with information about H e i l b r u n n camp?
1) why the Camp is misspelled Heilbrunn instead of Hellbrunn correctly ? -- Two different cities.
2) which organisation (military unit, etc.) is symbolized by the coat of arms (orange horse head on red shield) ?
3) what the code "601 PK." beneath the emblem is standing for ?
4) in which numbering system the camp was assigned "No. 19" ?
There is also the unlikely possibility, that this plate originates from the German DP Camp Helllbrunn, where there as well were Polish inmates !?
Ask your father or grandfather if they are from this area.
Kann jemand kommen mit Informationen zu diesem Lager? Fragen Sie Ihren Vater oder Großvater , wenn sie aus diesem Bereich sind .
1) warum die Camp richtig falsch geschrieben Heilbrunn statt Hellbrunn ?
2) die Organisation ( Militäreinheit , etc.) wird durch die Wappen (orange Pferdekopf auf rotem Schild ) symbolisiert ?
3) was der Code " 601 PK . " unter dem Emblem steht für ?
4) in dem Nummernsystem wurde das Lager "No. 19" zugewiesen ?
Es besteht auch die unwahrscheinliche Möglichkeit , dass diese Platte stammt aus der deutschen DP Camp Heilbronn, wo es auch polnische Häftlinge ?
1/4/2016 Dear Olga!
I read in an article on your website "dpcamps.org" something about the Camp Nr. 19 in HEILBRUNN.
My statement of this camp is as follow:
In GERMANY there was a DP-camp named HEILBRUNN.
But: The AUSTRIAN camp HELLBRUNN was in the district of SALZBURG. (US Zone)
There is another HEILBRUNN in the district of STYRIA, Austria.
BUT: The district of Styria was NOT OCCUPIED by the US ARMY.
On the shield in your website we see as follow: The name "HEILBRUNN", Camp 19, and an US coat of arms.
It is possible, that the coat of arms is an early symbol for the US CAVALRY.
Some US-Cavalry Batalions were reestablished as motorized US CONSTABULARY immediatly after WW II.
The US constabulary was also used as occupation troops.
Thom-George Lackner firstname.lastname@example.org
Heizhausstrasse - Villach; Linz; British zone;
Hellbrunn - reception centre, Land Salzburg; US zone; UNRRA Team 316, mit Alters- & Kinder [with elders and children]; Poles; See Satzburg for archives. (Do not confuse with Hellbrunn, Germany); on Hellbrunnstrasse; Salzburg-Süd;
...Hellbrunn, Main, Land Salzburg (U.S.)
...Hellbrunn, Aged unit, Land Salzburg (U.S.)
...Hellbrunn, Transit centre ...Hellbrunn, Youth Center, formerly St. Gilgon, Land Salzburg (U.S.)
June 07, 2014
I am writing you as I see you posted some photos at www.dpcamps.org with regards to Salzburg Hellbrunn
My father (Nickolas Dimitri Isotov) and grandfather(Feodor Dimitri Isotov) and grandmother (Uliana Leus Isotov) were at this camp, originally from Bryansk Russia. At least between 1954-56. Do you know where I could get more information about this camp in particular and any nearby boys' school (my father was at a boys' school nearby)???? My father died when I was quite young and we have so little history of our family. My ultimate goal would be to find if there are still any living relatives, possibly a sister or brother from my father, Nickolas Dimitri Isotov. Thanks for any help! Attached is a photo of the school we believe my father went to in Austria and a photo of the DP house that my grandfather and grandmother were later transferred to in Chevron, Belgium.
Maria Mauifish11@gmail.comNicholas Dimitri Isotov, my father, Click to enlarge
Jagdhaus Febertal postcard: Urlaubsheim Jagdhaus Felbertal d. Gewerkschaft öffentl. Angestellter, Salzburg (Tel Mittersill 71 Ob. Pinzgau) - Addressed to Daddy in Parsh Lager.
Photo of Daddy in Salzburg boys school 1951 - Nicholas is on the right side and his friend Dennis is on the left. Dennis left for America shortly after.
Werkschullheim Felbertal b. Mittersill -
School that Daddy went to in Austria
Possible house in Chevron Belgium (bed and breakfast) where Grandfather Dimitri Feodor Isotov lived. Boarding house where folks had to wait to be placed, couldn't work and had no other documents than the UN ID card.
Werkschulheim Felbertal b. Mittersill
Here is a photo of my father's ski team, on far right, Nicholas Dimitri Isotov, with view of one of the camps in the back in Salzburg. You can see top of a Russian Orthodox church in Salzburg far left in photo.
Feodor Dimitri was born in Chichkovo, Russia in 1893. He lived in DP Camps Hellbrunn and Parsch, Austria (1951-56). He moved to Chevron, Belgium, which orginally was two villas, then a third was added in the middle and another story added to each of the original homes. There were apparently 70 Russians living here waiting to be relocated. My grandfather died here in 1960 along with seven others (age or illness). From here my grandmother, Uliana Leus Isotov, was finally brought o USA via the Tolstoy Foundation in Brussels, Belgium. There are seven graves of other Russians buried in Chevron Belgium. The community (which I met recently) are the most warm and generous people. They just performed re-internment of all seven Russian graves into one Russian Family plot where the deceased are all named. I have photos of the grave markers with the names of the other Russians if their familes are still searching. We are searching for a living relative, possibly a sister (we don't know her name) of Nicholas Dimitri Isotov originally from Bryansk Russia and a brother, Dimitri Isotov.
1/28/06 Dear Olga
I can not find the place as DP camp Hellbrunn. But the town of Salzburg has a part of town called "Hellbrunn" -- it is a very beautiful part of this town, with a wonderful garden, parks, "animalgarden", and a castle Hellbrunn with waterplays. I think, the name is perhaps ident with the name "Stadt Salzburg" (translated town of Salzburg). St. Gilgen is a very nice place on a lake. I searched for the place "St. Gilgen" in Salzkammergut, but I couldn't find really important things about this place. In former times I noticed, that in Styria have been several dp-camps, but most don't like speaking about the past. Sometimes old people tell about the past, but I must say, it is really seldom. Many communities in Styria have destroyed important things about the time between 1938 - 1945 and later. Perhaps people lived after the war II in the district St. Gilgen, other places like Mondsee, Bad Ischl are in the near vicinity. Herta.
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Stamp: Polish relief action, 1946; (source: USHMM)
|Salzburg Hellbrunn (source: Huber)||Saltzburg Russian Orthodox Priest (source:Huber)|
Bob firstname.lastname@example.org Bob (Widitz) Marak in Camp Lexenfeld 1952
Photos below are from 1948-1949, click to enlarge
Ivan Marak Jr in DP Camp Hellbrunn
Maria Marak (second from left)
Iwan Marak (right)
Ivan Marak(left) with Polish tailor
in DP Camp Hellbrunn
Iwan Marak, Mike, Maria, Ivan Jr (standing with dog)
in DP Camp Hellbrunn
Krivenʹke is a village in the area of the Gusâtinsʹkoí ся community.
Known from the late 16th century. The first written settlement mention dated 1648. In the yard of Dmitry Nikolaevich in krivenʹkomu along with a rough skull found burial in urns and coins of Roman times 2 century. The find was transferred to the National Historical Museum in Lviv.
The village has the appearance of a chain settlement located on a hill north of the river. Kryvchik (Kryvenky). The western part of Krivenky is called Opar цеina, it is the oldest of the streets where poplar trees were seen from afar; the center of the village is Village, the eastern part is Zabolotivka.
On the hump, parallel central street - street mountain, built in the second half of the 19th century. Fields north of kryvenky had names: first, second, third and fourth races, and then forestry; northwest - kernički, hump, back, south - priski, berestki, mlaki, palamarova valley, east - balova valley.
In 1761 Krivenke was burned by the Tatars. After this attack, less than forty houses were recovered. According to transfers, the village was the army of hetman Bogdan Khmelnytsky, led by Colonel Ivan Bogun.
In the village in 1900 - 1496 residents, 1910-143, 1921-1219, 1931-1270 residents; in 1921 - 259, 1931 - 271 yard.
Since 1920 Krivenke was under the power of Poland.
In the 1930's in kryvenʹkomu acted the cells of OUN.
During 1940-1941 years, most members of the county OUN were destroyed, mass arrests of participants of former public organizations were conducted.
On April 4, 1944, during the retreat, the Nazi invaders along with the Poles set fire to the village (burned one hundred and fifty houses), shot 27 people.
On October 21, 1944 in kryvenʹke (then belonged to the probížnânsʹkogo district and was under the influence of the kopyčinecʹkogo provodív) arrived a group of encavedív to evict the families of OUN members and UPA soldiers. The plan failed: the OUN militant located in the village attacked the enemy group, killed three and injured several fighters. 40 people from the village were killed in UPA and SKV:
In 1947, the emdebísti murdered Lídu Ostapčuk (nar. 1925). From Krivenky to the Far East, in Siberia and Kazakhstan, 22 families were evicted:
Since December 1, 2020, Krivenʹke belongs to the Gusâtinsʹkoí ди seli груnoí Гу community.
I was born on a farm in Obdahegg(?) Austria. My mother, Anastasia Siredzuk, also had a second daughter, Herlinda. I remember being at a DP camp (Hellbrunn maybe) later on – that is where she met and married my step-father Josef Schakalo. They emigrated to the United States. Any assistance you can provide to help fill in the gaps – both my parents refused to talk about the war and what happened later. Both of my parents are now deceased. This is very difficult; however, I feel it is important to find my roots. Matt Crouch email@example.com
1/23/06 Dear Olga,
My mother is from the Ukraine. She is 80 years old but her memory is beginning to fade. I'm looking for relatives. My mother hasn't seen or heard from any family members since 1942. If my siblings and I have any relatives, we would be excited to discover them.
My mother, Theodora Kondiak, was born in Zmijowiska, Ukraine. This is approximately five miles from Wielkie Oczy, Ukraine. Her mother's name was Katarzyna Dudek Kondiak.
In 1942 Theodora was forced to leave Zmijowiska, Ukraine and work on a farm owned by Matthias Gahleitner. I can't read her German issued job card since it is written in German and I speak English. Under Matthias Gahleitner it has St. Peter a/Wbg., Kasten 33. Under that is the word Rohrbach. I think this may be somewhere in Austria.
She worked there for 3 1/2 years. When Europe was liberated, she had to change her name in order to get into a displaced person's camp. The Ukrainian camps were full. Some Ukranian soldiers provided papers with the another name. She got into a Polish camp called Hellbrunn near Salzburg, Austria.
She married an American soldier (Keith Leon Merrick) in the Austria Roman Catholic Church in 1946. My sister was born in 1946 at the Central DP Hospital, 1 Kajetaner Platz Salzburg, Austria. She gave an address of Enns, Austria on my sister's birth certificate. My father's residence on this certificate is listed as TRP C. 24th Constaburay Squadron, Enns, Austria. She left Hellbrunn, Salzburg (Austria) in 1945 to go to USA. The paper referred to the War Bride Staging Area.
You've got a great web page. I've spent hours reading many stories that sound much like my mother's history. It's people like you and websites like yours that give me hope. Sincerely, Leo K. Merrick
Another happy reunion through dpcamps.org. Leo has found his mother's family and will be making contact with them. St. Peter am Wimberg (St. Peter a. Wgb) in the distrcit Rohrbach and the part of the place was called "Kasten 33" im Mühlviertel. The place is in the country of Oberösterreich. You can find the place in near from Linz, the capital town from Oberösterreich.
Book: Das Flüchtlingslager 'Camp Hellbrunn' Fremdsprachige Flüchtinge im Salzburg der Nachkriegszeit (Thumser & Huber, 2000; paper: part of Salzburg. Stådtische Lebenswelt(en) seit 1945; ISBN 3-205-99255-5)
Translation: The Hellbrunn DP Camp. Foreign-language Refugees in Salsburg after WWII.
Feb. 8, 2023 Hi Olga,
Does anyone has photographs of life in the Hellbrunn (Salzburg) DP camp? I was born there and lived there for 2 years, emigrating to Canada in 1949. Or if you know of a archival source of such photographs?
This photo of the little boy (me) and my father with the castle in Salzburg in the background was taken in '48/early ‘49. It is the earliest known photograph of me. I am minus a few months old.
The second photo are my parents, Stanislawa and Wiktor Kuzniak, in the Hellbrunn (Salzburg) DP camp in 1947. My mom is pregnant with me.
Thank you! Richard Kuzniak, Toronto, Canada firstname.lastname@example.org
Hermagor - Kårten/ Carinthia; British zone;
Herzl - Camp Franz Josef-Kaserne
Hieflau - Graz; British zone;
Hochsteingasse / Studentenlager Hochsteingasse 37 - Student camp; Graz, Nr. 10-18; III., Geidorf ; young & FL, British zone;
Hochsteingasse - Nr. 37-39 , III., Geidorf, British zone, Team 333; Student barracks; Graz, British zone;
Hoetting, (See Hötting below.)
Hofendorf - See St. Marein; on Lavant river;
Hofkirchen - camp 903; US zone
Hohenems, at Dornbirn (French zone)Photo provided by email@example.com; (source: USHMM) Click to enlarge
Holzdoppelhaus - Neumarkt; British zone;
Hörsching DP Camp 60, has its own page. See also Kirchenholz
Hotel Europa [Europe], on Rainerstrasse; Elisabeth-Vorsta District in Salzburg, bombenbeschådigt (VD), US zone;
Hotel Weizer - Graz; British zone;
Hötting Höttingerau - UNRRA team 189, French zone; Hoetting is a district of Innsbruck . The former municipality was incorporated to Innsbruck 1938; closed1945.
Hundsturm - Wien V;
Hütte Liezen - Liezen; British zone
Hütteldorf - Wien, XIV?
Hüttenberg - Kårten/ Carinthia; British zone;
Lots more information on Austria I-K
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