Displaced Persons -

DP Camps in Austria, D-G


Dietersdorf (near Judenburg), Municipality Fohnsdorf; (British zone) UNRRA team 335, Jews

Drau Valley province Drautal (Drau valley) (British zone). See general information about Carinthia

    Forced repatriation was long and bloody. Under "Operation Keelhaul," 22,500 unwilling Cossacks & Caucasians resisted repatriation and 3 Russians committed suicide when American soldiers tried to force them on a repatriation ship from Britain (Wyman, p.65).

    To make matters even worse, Eisenhower gave unqualified approval to such monstrous schemes as the Morganthau Plan which, had it been carried out completely, would have resulted in the deaths of roughly 40 million Germans and the swift Bolshevization of Europe. He insisted too on the notorious Operation Keelhaul, the "repatriation" of Russian, Ukrainian, and other peoples who had escaped Stalin's hell on earth behind the retreating German armies. Perhaps five million people were herded into trucks and railway boxcars and shipped eastward to certain death or worse. Operation Keelhaul was FDR's and Eisenhower's magnificent gift to Stalin and to his grim, satanocratic gulag empire; it was a culmination of friendship, fidelity, and accord; and it was a deed that for its sheer infamy is unmatched in the history of our nation and its armed forces. John Birch Society

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/stories/00/a2169100.shtml

    Nameplates made for victims of the Tragedy of the Drau, where 2,479 Cossacks, mainly soldiers and officers but also women and children, who had fought against the USSR during World War II were handed over to the Soviets by the British. It was well-known that these people would die as soon as they reached Russia again. When the Cossacks discovered where they were being sent, they attempted to fight the British and escape, but the British bludgeoned them with the butts of their rifles and threw them unconscious, “like sacks of potatoes”, onto the trains.

    While the “Massacre at Lienz” is perhaps the most famous instance, these handovers also occurred in Judenburg, Austria (18,000 Cossacks); Graz Austria (50,000 Cossacks, including 11,000 women, children, and old men); and Fort Dix, New Jersey, USA (154 Cossacks).

    http://chjorniy-voron.tumblr.com/post/53321607625/nameplates-made-for-victims-of-the-tragedy-of-the

    Submitted by: Alan Newark braveheart180203@yahoo.com Alan in Bradford

     

Ebelsberg, Rehabilitation centre, Land Upper Austria, (U.S.Zone); See Linz
...Ebelsberg, Chronic sick unit, Land Upper Austria, (U.S..)
...Ebelsberg, Aged unit, Land Upper Austria, (U.S.)

    See Linz archives, Oberösterreichisches Landesarchiv

     
    Click to enlarge    
    Ebelsberg confirmation class   5/18/10 This was in Eblesburg, Austria.  Käthe is the seventh one, from the left first row.  Her sister Grete is in the second row, second one in from left.  Thanks. Jackileen R. Rains jackileenrains@gmail.com

       

 

Photos submitted by Klaus Fohringer   Click to enlarge
Linz Ebelsberg 1947   Ebelsberg Freilufthoch
FL Ebelsberg 1947 (Photo Credit USHMM)   FL Ebelsberg Freilufthoch Zeit (free lift high time)(Photo Credit USHMM)
Elbelsberg barracks   Ebelsberg Sprachunterricht
FL Ebelsberg Barracks (Photo Credit USHMM)   FL Ebelsberg Language classroom (Photo Credit USHMM)
     

New List Ebelsberg.: 1/2/2014 Dear Olga!

Here some news: I have build a list fo the former inhabitants of the jewish DP-Camp "Star of David", located in Linz-Ebelsberg.

Everybody who is searching for relatives can contact me with full datas of his relatives which lived in the camp. I will search the name of the relative on the list and give more infos about the staying of these relative in Linz-Ebelsberg.

T. G. Lackner firstsouthart@hotmail.com
Upper Austria


Ebensee (at Lake Traunsee) has it's own page.

Eberstein - Cossack story: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/stories/00/a2169100.shtml

Enns "Green Shelter," Land Upper Austria, (US Zone),

    UNRRA-Teams /Oberösterreich
    Team 344 Enns

    Staff and camp photos: Staff Billet

    Enns - Green Shelter

    Enns (Oberösterreich) Stadtarchiv
    A-4470 Enns
    Hauptplatz 16
    Tel. (07223) [0043 7223] 5362

Feldgrau - Submitted by: Alan Newark braveheart180203@yahoo.com Alan in Bradford

From www.feldgrau.com

Civil Internment Camps by dylan on 10 Feb 2004, 23:48

Internierungslager britisch; from: book by...Heiner Wember: Umerziehung Im Lager: Internierung und Bestrafung von Nationalsozialisten in der Britischen Besatzungszone Deutschlands. Dissertation, Klartext Verlag. Essen. 1. Auflage, 1991; 2. Auflage 1992, 3. Auflage 2007'.


British Zone, Germany: CIC - civil internment camps

no 1 Neumunster
no 2 Sandbostel
no 3 Fallingbostel
no 4 Recklinghausen
no 5 Paderborn
no 6 Neuengamme
no 7 Hemer
no 7 Eselheide
no 8 Westertimke
no 9 Esterwegen
Esterwegen: prison camp
Adelheide: no 1 Civil Internment Settlement
Bad Nenndorf : Militaisches Verhorzentrum.
Fischbek No 2: War Criminal Holding Centre.

Camps British Austria :

Wolfsberg
Weisenstein

American zone - In der amerikanischen zone entstanden die ersten internierungslager in:

Dachau
Hersbruck
Garmisch Partenkirchen
Natternberg
Moosburg
Straubing
Platting
Stephanskirchen und
Altenstadt
... kurze zeit spater eines in Darmstadt (...short tiime later one in Darmstadt).

 

Feffernitz bei Feistritz Lager (Weissenstein) - (British zone) Hungarians


6/1/07 Dear Olga,

Thank you for you work on maintaining the DP Camp website.  I was extremely excited to find it.
 
I would like to provide you information on a DP camp my father's family lived in 1945-1947. My father's family DP Identification lists it as: "Autrich, Feffernitz bei Feistritz Lager".  He always referred to it as Feffernitz (Weissenstein).  It was close to Graz in the British zone.  I have enclosed a picture of the main entrance to the camp.  The camp residents were exclusively Hungarians.  
 
I have a variety of documents from his stay there and a videotape discussing his war and post-war experience.  He wrote a novel during his stay that is set in the camp and is about a Boy Scout troop.
 
I am currently trying to write a book about my parent lives, and have the first draft of the chapter about his stay in this camp. If anyone has any information they could share with me about this camp, I would greatly appreciate an email. Thank you for your assistance,
 
Kitty Zoltai Gogins kgogins@mindspring.com
Minnesota, Photos enclosed:
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Feffernitz 1946 entrance
 
Feffernitz camp 1946
Feffernitz Main Entrance 1946   Feffernitz Building 1946
My mother taking milk to neighbors 1946   Boy Scouts camping 1946
My grandmother taking milk to neighbors  

Boy Scouts camping 1946

Boy Scouts camping 1946
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My father started the Boy Scouts troop in 1946.

 

Foltzgarten
    Any assistance on Folzgarten would be greatly appreciated. Thank You, Luci Lebedew

    Olga's reply: See Volksgarten.

Frauenberg (village quarter Aigen, at Enns river) - now belongs to Admont municipalty (formerly the separate 'Aigen bei Admont'.
    The pilgrimage place is situated at the other bank of the river (municipality Ardning). See Admont for archives.

 

Dear Olga !

When I tried to learn more about the DP camps in Austria (especially in Styria), I found your great Website, where I saw the pictures of John and Miff. So, my question is, if you own pictures (or information in general) about the camps in "Admont" and "Frauenberg", both in Styria (British occupation zone) or if you know somebody, who lived in one of these camps?

    The location of Frauenberg is not known exactly by me (there are more than one village with the name), but I think it is the camp near Admont, that was a former Nazi "labour education camp" (capacity: 200 persons). There exist eye witnesses of the usage for refugees.

    Different Frauenberg villages in Styria are near Kapfenberg and Leibnitz (maybe a name conflict ?).

    Tony Bodo (abodo@netnitco.net ), a former inhabitant of several Austrian DP camps posted some information, for example under: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/croatiangenealogical/message/60 . Many thanks, Klaus Fohringer

Foringer being interviewed

My father is being interviewed by the journalist of the nat. Austr. Broadcasting Comp. "ORF"  
Last year I spent almost 2 weeks in Graz, researching at the Styrian State Archives , finding a lot of interesting facts about the camp history. Because the existing municipality papers are totally unsorted, I could only finish half of the 60+ boxes. Styrian state archives  
     
     
Frohnleiten is in Styria See Graz archives. Frohnleiten is near to Peggau-
    Dear Ms Kaczmar,
    I am trying to find out more information about a displaced persons camp in Austria. My father-in-law (who died in 2002) was in the British Army and he would often talk about his time at the camp in 1945. He was deployed to the camp because of his fluency in the German language (his father was German). He said the camp was near a town called Frohnleiten in Austria, I have searched the internet but have found no reference to it, nor can I find it listed on your site. Do you know of where I may access more information about this matter? I am hoping to find some photographs of the camp and perhaps even see my father-in-law in one of them. Thank you for your consideration, Regards Colin Barnes

 

Glasenbach, Land Salzburg (U.S.)
    UNRRA Team 191 Glasenbach:

      P. Gullion
      V. Nichols
      C. Schuffart
      P. Porges
      E. Geiger
      J. Heynderick
      J. Dekelper - Dr.
      J. Luton - Dr.
      Ethel Ostry was the principla welfare worker in Camp Glasenbach.
      Glasenbach - Team 191

       

    11/6/04 Sg.Frau Kaczmar!

    With interest I read your webpage which listed DP camp Glasenbach. We are searching for our relatives, they were there between 1948-1950, then migrated to Canada.
      ANDREW STABINS lived at 8526 TENTH Ontario, Norval ON L0P 1KO?
      Mother: Anna Hubicka, born 1915 in Stecniza, near Lisko, Poland married Mr. CZERNECKYJ, immigrated 1948-50 fram Salzburg to Canada;
      Brother/Sister:

        Bohdan Czerneckyj, born in Salzburg
        Oksana Czerneckyj, born in Salzburg
        Bobby Czerneckyj, born in Canada.

      Diffent spellings: Czerneckyj, Czernecky, Czernecki?

    Kind regards from Austria: Franz HUBICKA, Roseggertrasse 23, A 5020 Salzburg

    Photos submitted by Klaus Fohringer   Click to enlarge.
     

     

    Dear Olga
    Here is a picture from dp Camp GLASENBACH /Austria with Lithuanians from Salzburg to Munich /Germany to Canada, datet 27.December 1947 Kind regards! G.Rieck Barcelona, Spain


    Click to enlarge.

     

Gmunden

Gmunden photo submitted by Klaus Fohringer
Click to enlarge.
Photo credit Goethe-Institute

Gnadenwald, Gnadenwalder Hoff, near Innsbruck, transit camp (French zone)

Graz is in Untersteiermark; (British zone) on Muir river, UNRRA tem 333, Ukrainians
    Univ allowed DPs to register for classes. 200,000 Croatian escaped from Tito to Graz.

    Photos of city

    Graz city archive Magistratsdirektion - Stadtarchiv
    Abteilungsleiter: Dr. Gerhard Marauschek
    Schiffgasse 4 / Entenplatz 3a, 8011 Graz
    Sekretariat: Waltraud Hary
    a Tel.: 0043/316/872-2261

    Stadtarchiv Graz, Hans-Sachs-Gasse 1, 8010 Graz
    Tel. (0316) [0043 316] 872 2230

    Bistum Graz-Seckau, Diözesanarchiv, Bischofsplatz 4, 8010 Graz

    Diözese Graz-Seckau
    A-8010 Graz, Bischofsplatz 4
    Tel. (0316) [0043 316] 8041 213, 214;
    Fax (0316) [0043 316] 8041 303

    Karl-Franzens-Universität, Universitätsarchiv, Universitätsplatz 2, 8010 Graz

    Dear Ms. Kaczmar:

    In my book, Resistance, Imprisonment, & Forced Labor: A Slovene Student in World War II (Peter Lang Publishers, 2002 and 2003) I describe in the last chapter (Chapter 15) the life in the DP camp Studentenlager Hochsteingasse 37 in Graz, Austria. I thought that you may be interested in reading my account of the life there from its beginning to my departure in July 1950. The book I mention covers my war years and a few years before that. Not much is in the literature about the DP camps, your information is very useful. With regards, Metod M. Milac mmilac@syr.edu; Fax: 347-521-6303
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    TIME IS RUNNING OUT! Nov. 4, 2007

    Francis 'Jan' Lengyl (Lendyl?) was a Hungarian refugee in Graz and possibly had a sister called Ruth.  Please let me know where I can find details of people who were held in these camps 1946 -50.  My mother Octavia Buchta (Austrian)  lived near these camps and said she worked alongside Jan and his sister in a garment factory.  They then came to England where Jan went on as a refugee to USA possibly posing as an Austrian to start a new life.  He is my father and I would like to contact him if at all possible.

    Thank you. God Bless.
    M Chadwick
    selfcater@cornwall-county.com

    Graz Ursulinenkloster 1900 Graz Ursulinenkloster Graz Ursulinenkloster
    FL Graz Ursulinenkloster 1900 (ev..-DP Warenhaus) (Urseln) FL Graz Ursulinenkloster 1960 (Urseln)
      FL Graz Ursulinenkloster (Urseln)
    Photos supplied by Klaus Fohringer Austria    
Grödig

Gusen (the terrible DP camp)

    See Linz archives, Oberösterreichisches Landesarchiv

    Municipal office: Gemeinde Mauthausen
    Marktplatz 7
    A 4310 Mauthausen

    Tel: 0043 7238 2255 - 0
    Fax: 0043 7238 2255 - 30
    Email: gemeinde@mauthausen.at

Lots more information on Austria H

European Archives: http://councilforeuropeanstudies.org/resources/libraries-archives?gclid=COawguPSm8ICFVCCMgodPToARw


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