Austrian archives - https://www.oesta.gv.at/bezirks-stadt-und-kommunalarchive
Parsch, L. Salzburg (U.S.), Ukrainians, Team 318, Box 11, Jews
Archive: Salzburger Landesarchiv
Michael Pacher Str. 40
Tel.: (0662) 20541
See Oberösterreichisches Landesarchiv See Linz.
Parsch DP camp Hebrew announcements; source: Yad Vashem
I do hope you can help me. My husband was born in Russia. From approx 1945 to 1956 he spent his entire childhood in a Displaced Persons' Camp. The name was Lager Parsch, located on the Salzburg River. The VonTrapp family home could be seen across the river.
It was a captured German Barracks. My husband remembers quite a bit--but would like to see maps of the area to see if he remembers well. The Red Cross did go there. He remembers the mountains--food was scarce--there was a soccer field at the camp and a garden that the families could tend. Any assistance from you would be greatly appreciated Thank You Luci Lebedew
The search is still on!!! I received maps from Library of Congress--Bill found the Camp!--Also due to this, he had memories of a Jewish Camp Weichselbaum Siedlung---also the first Camp that his family arrived at in Austria---Foltzgarten (sp)--now I need to look that one up!!!!! The UN site has photos which will be forwarded--Thank You for your suggestions! Again THANK YOU Luci Lebedew
Olga's reply: See Volksgarten.
On 7/21/08 Dear Olga,
Just found this site by accident, and am looking for photos of a DP Camp, PARSCH, which was in Salzburg Austria after the war.
Here is a photograph of a school in this camp, perhaps someone might find themselves in the picture.
I don’t know how this picture was saved in our family, but my entire family and I, lived in this camp till our immigration to the US in 1951.
That is me, in the second row second from the left.
Thank you for the great work you are doing in providing such vital records for the millions that suffered through those times.
Best regards, Paul Tschausoff firstname.lastname@example.org
Peggetz camp in Lienz Austria, Ukrainians
Municiple office: Stadtgemeindeamt
A 9900 Lienz
Tel: 0043 4852 600 - 0
Fax: 0043 4852 600 - 411
My husband has accidentally stumbled onto your website - how comforting to know that there are many in the same predicament as myself - searching for pieces of a puzzle with very little to go on.
I know that I was born in Peggetz camp in Lienz Austria in 1946 - at that time I had a sister aged 12 and a brother aged 11 who, after my mother's passing, revealed to me the full story of our time in Austria; a time when people embraced each new day with a hope for a better future for themselves and their children. So many families torn apart by the ravages of war, some lucky enough to be re-united with loved ones - others having to create new beginnings and sadly, some never speaking about the hardships they endure.
For some five years now my husband and I have instigated searches through the Red Cross for my birth father Michael Krassov/Krassnov (spelling could differ) - my brother and sister are not sure which of the names was correct - nor do we have any dates of birth, country of origin etc. Michael left Peggetz camp, Lienz in 1946 after learning that his wife and child/children were in another camp in Austria or Germany (details also not known). We were eventually repatriated to Australia and arrived here from Naples, Italy in 1949.
I would dearly love to find my father's family - just to put the puzzle altogether and to learn of their own story. If there is anyone out there who can give me a lead on ships and passenger lists or any records of names and countries of repatriation. Thank you and will keep searching. NADIA OWEN (SHEVCHENKO)
Olga's reply: Check this web page out: http://members.iinet.net.au/~tpsoft/index.html
1/16/2014 Hi Olga,
My parents were born in Slovenia, they flight with my grandparents in May 1945 through the Loibltunnel to Carinthia and stayed with 20.000 Slovenians on the fields in Viktring, when the British military promised to bring them to Italy. But the trucks go back to Yugoslavia and more than 12.000 Slovenian were murdered.
On June 29th, 1945, all refugees came from Viktring to DP camps in Spittal, St. Veit and Lienz/Peggetz. My father (12 years old) came with the first train to Spittal, my mother (8 years) came to Lienz and in November 1946 with all the other refugges from Lienz to Spittal.
My parents are still living in Spittal and are helping everybody, who wants to know something about the living in the DP camps near Spittal. There were camps in Treffling/Seeboden, in Seebach/Seeboden für TBC patients, in Feffernitz (german-speaking refugees), Kellerberg (Hungarian), Villach/St. Martin and specially in Spittal and Lienz/Peggetz. They help to get birth documents, to find the grave of grandparents, to show the locations.
On your website the DP camp Peggetz/Lienz is named for Slovenian, but all informations and fotos are from the Cossacks, the Cossacks cemetery and their meetings every year.
This camp was built in 1938 and was a camp for POW. In the days 5 – 8th May 1945 there came the Cossacks from Italy (Tolmezzo – Timau – Plöckenpass – Lienz), maybe there were more than 40.000 Cossacks in the Drau valley, soldiers with wives, children and horses.
On June 1st, 1945 and the next days, the British military force them to get in the train – to send them back to the Russian cone at the bridge in Judenburg. The camp got empty.
On June 29th, trains stopped again near Peggetz. They brought more than 2000 Slovenians to stay in this camp for more than 16 months. Than they were brought to the DP camp in Spittal an der Drau.
Now this area is an industry area. The Cossacks were here only 4 weeks, and the people in Lienz know the story of the massacre. But it is hard to find somebody who nothing about Slovenian in Lienz/Peggetz.
This are only the essential informations.
We will be glad to get reactions from all over the world, especially from Slovenian refugees and there descendants. We also organized sightseeing tours in Carinthia and PowerPoint presentations about living in the DP camps.
Johanna Kronawetter, born Starman email@example.com
Pongau District - STALAG XVIII C 317 Sankt Johann im Pongau
Olga's reply: See Markt-Pongau, St. Johan im Pongau, Land Salzburg (U.S.) Sankt Johann im Pongau or St. Johann/Pg. is a small town in the middle of Salzburg, Austria. It is the capital for the district of Pongau. PONGAU IN THE SALZBURGERLAND - The Pongau is one of the five districts of the Salzburg region and is home to many famous ski and winter sport resorts. In summer, the Pongau has many attractions and highlights on offer. http://www.pongau-salzburg.at/
"We finally arrived at Markt Pongau prison camp, where the German guards offered us their rifles. The date was the 10th of May, 1945. The war had been over for two days." See: http://www.btinternet.com/~stalag18A/end.html
Puch, Land Salzburg (U.S. Zone), near Hallein, See Salzburg archives.
May 6, 2020
I am reaseaching on the DP Camp Freiberg in Flossenbürg als known as "Camp Sikorski" or just DP Camp Flossenbürg on the ground of the former concentration camp Flossenbürg. I would like to come into contact with people interested or connected to the DP camp in Flossenbürg. Before coming to Flossenbürg the 2.100 DPs stayed in camps in Austria, mainly in Braunau, Ebensee, Ems, Frankenmarkt, Ranshofen, Wegscheid and Wels-Lichtenegg. Therefore I am happy to share information with researches on this camps, too. Furthermore there was a Jewish DP-Community in Tirschenreuth. As I'd like to focus on the relationship between (mostly) Polish DPs in Flossenbürg und surrounding Jewish DPs, I'd like to get to know more about Tirschenreuth, too.
Rauchenbichl, Salzburg Itzling
Photo submitted by Klaus Fohringer
Reichsgau - For archives, please see under "Landesarchiv Steiermark, Graz" Karmeliterplatz
FL Regau Oö (Photo credit BMU)
Photo submitted by Klaus Fohringer
Dear Ms. Kaczmar,
My friend Nick Sapsai and I discovered your Web site (Congratulations on a worthy and excellent venture) this evening and would like to tell you about another DP Camp in Austria - to be specific it was named 701A, Reid, Austria. We are working on his autobiography and are trying to find some of his compatriots during the many transitions in his early life. How can we help you with information about Camp 701A in order to give you useful info for your web citizens? Nick and his family moved to another DP in Austen, Austria before they came to the U.S. in April of 1950. Thank you very much for your efforts. Sincerely, Dave Greene
Ried, rehabilitation centre, formerly Static Centre, Land Upper Austria, (U.S.)
Sun, Jul 19, 2020
For some years now I have been looking at your website and it has been really helpful to me. You have done a massive job.
I am writing to you as I have just completed a new website which has a lot of photos, reports and information on 5 Displaced Persons Camps, collected by my mother, Clare McMurray/Wositzky.
In 1948-51, my mother worked in several camps in Austria and Trieste and brought with her to Australia photographs, monthly reports, refugee art and handcraft.
I decided that it would be wonderful if this material was accessible to the people or their families who were in the camps at the time - hence I have just put it all on a website.
The camps mum worked in Austria were Eisenerz, Kapfenburg, Reid Rehabilitation Centre, and the YMCA Simmer Camp program in Waiern and Ebanesse.
She also worked in Trieste - in San Sabba, Opincina and Gesuiti. The website has a lot of material from all of these camps.
The link is www.displacedpersoncampcollection.org
Thanking you, Katherine Wositzky firstname.lastname@example.org
Ried, Home for temporarily unaccompanied children, Land Upper Austria, (U.S.) Riedenberg, L.Salzburg (U.S.) Team 338
Roeder - Siezenheim
My parents were at it amongst other freedom fighters in 1956-1958 Hungarian refugees. Please see attached Information. Click to enlarge
Eleanor Roosevelt and the Hungarian Freedom Fighters at Camp Roeder in Salzburg, Austria - NARA - 195987.jpg
Kind regards, Rozy Barber email@example.com
Rositten lager, Rosittenkasern, Pferdelazarett - Hungarians (See also Salzburg)
See Saltzburg archives...
Archiv der Stadt Salzburg mit Archiv des Salzburger Museums Carolino-Augusteum,
A short while ago I came across a map of the town of Salzburg in Austria. I noted, that presently it also contains a streetname called "ROSITTENGASSE". When in the year of 1955 I left Salzburg to immigrate to the USA, there was only a place called Rosittenlager, which also was called Rosittenkaserne or also Pfrerdelazarett and was the residence of hundreds of displaced people of Hungary, Yugoslavia, Romania and several other southeastern countries of Europe. These people had to flee the onrushing Russian Army due to their ethnic heritance going back as far as two hundred years at this time. But because they either had a Germanic sounding name or spoke a type of germanic dialect, they were endangerd. I am enclosing some pictures depicting the back of Barrack No. 13 showing me (left), my sister and my brother, taken in 1954, and another one below, from 1946, shows the Schloss Leopoldskron, which was used as the residence of the Von Trapp family in the Movie "The Sound of Music". I am in the forefront. George Herzog
|George Herzog in front of Schloss Leopoldskron,|
The Old Country
This is my Mom in the picture with me, her name was Maria Andrejovec and she was born in Slovenia. You asked about the roof of the house, it was covered with red tiles, which was customary in these regions. The place I referred to as the "old Country" was a town by the name of Kernei, also called Kereny in Hungary and Krnjaja in Yugoslavia. It constantly switched names, because at one times it was Hungarian, then after World war 1, it became Yugoslavian and in 1943, was Hungarian again. In the first grade of school, I learned to count in Yugoslavian, then in second Grade, I was taught the same in Hungarian. In October, 1944, we were transported by the German army to Hungary. We finally wound up in a camp in St. Michael, near Graz in the Steirmark, from where we were transported to Klagengefurt in Kärnten. From there we were loaded into a freight train heading north. Near the town of Bischofshofen in Salzburg, we got stranded till the end of the war. From there we were taken by the US troops to the Riedenburg Kaserne where we stayed for a few month. From there we were moved to the Rosittenkaserne which I described above.
Photo from Austrian database (www.aeiou.at)