Displaced Persons -

DP Camps in Germany - I


Incikofen

    We were also in Bad Reichenhall, Hanau, Incikofen.
    Warm regards, Maria Nolan / Australia

Ickern (British zone) town near the city of Castrop-Rauxel

    City website: http://www.ickern.de/

    Email: info@ickern.de

    Lots of coal mine disasters in Ickern.

    "As the 89th re-assembled at Ickern, the tide of battle had carried hundreds of miles past the Ruhr, and even now the American Armies were perched on the banks of the Elbe, striving to establish contact with the Russians approaching from the other direction. ...Though Ickern showed all of the effects of aerial and ground warfare, still there were enough areas left intact to provide comfortable living quarters for all the companies, in addition to divisional units." See: http://www.4point2.org/hist-89-p3.htm

Ingolstadt - Sub area 7

    City archives:
    http://www.ingolstadt.de/stadtmuseum/stadtarchiv/stadtarchiv_fs.htm
    Stadtarchiv Ingolstadt
    Auf der Schanz 45
    85049 Ingolstadt

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    1/5/07 Hello Olga

    I was just looking threw your site I found it very interesting. I am looking for information on my grandparents who were in Altenstadt. Any suggestions where to look would be much appreciated.They immigrated to the US in 1955 there names were Stefania Korkus. Her maiden names Chomin. She was born in Cholodowka Kr. sadowa Wisnica Polen; married in Altenstadt I believe. I do not know her husband's name. She married in the US to a Bronislaw Mazur whom I believe was at the same camp. On her papers, it says her address is Ingolstadt / Donau Spretistr.33. Any help with this problem would be appreciated. Thank you so much for taking the time to look at this.

    Cheryl Ward Radical351@aol.com

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    On 9/23/09 /p>

    Mother, Genowefa Dworczynska was sent to a forced labor camp, to a German chocolate factory.  I was born in 1945. Unknown to my Mother the Germans poisoned the milk and I was one of many that drank it as an infant.  Many died, my Mother was advised by a doctor to leave me as I was not going to live.
     
    My Mother didn't give up on me.  She continually force-fed me to try and get the poison out of my system.  My Mother's friends many times told the story of my Mother's endless determination that I was to live to the point that they finally told her to leave the child already, it's hopeless.  My Mother would not stop doing all she knew to keep me alive.
     
    My Mother married Stefan Chochol in Germany (he was a survivor of Auschwitz for five years).
     
    We came to the U.S. via airplane as DP's, sponsored by a farmer in Louisiana.

    Both parents were from Poland.
    Father: Joseph Tomczyk
    Stepfather:  Stefan Chochol - Poland
     
    I'd like to know much more!

    Donna Morris dmorris@wvi.com
    Follow up
    from Donna 10/29/09

    Thank You for your reply.
    Just today I looked at my birth certificate which is a translation reads as follows:

    I was born in 1945, my Mom Genowefa Chochol, nee Dworzynska was living in the DP Camp at Manching. I also found I spelled my Mom's maiden name incorrectly, it should be Dworzynska

    The certificate is dated: Ingolstadt 2.2.1951, Sub Unit Ingolstadt, Legal Counsellor Doc. Mrg. M. Sobolski, Legal Counsellor. A stamp reads:  IRO, sub area team 7, Ingolstadt, Legal Counsellor. Thank You in advance for any information you can glean for me.

Iserlohn

    City archives: Stadtarchiv Iserlohn
    Theodor-Heuss-Ring 5
    58636 Iserlohn
    Tel: (49)-2371-217-1920, -1921, -1922, -1924
    Fax: (49)-2371-217-2982
    Email: archiv@iserlohn.de
    Web: http://www.archive.nrw.de/home.asp?stadta-iserlohn

Isselheide (British zone)

Insula

    10/3/04 Hello Olga,
    Insula DP Assembly Centerheld 600+ Latvians, some Estonians, and a few Lithuanians. This camp was in former military barracks and located in Strub beim Berchtesgaden. I am compiling stories in a book of former Latvian DPs who were at Insula. You have a good site.

      Here are a couple of photos. These photos are 55+ yrs old:


      First one shows Insula DP camp lower left, Orlyk is in right center part.


      To verify that there was Insula camp, a sign board was erected by the main road, Berchtesgadener Strasse.


      View of Watzmann from DP Camp Insula.

    Insula, after closure as a DP camp, was converted to a senior care home and retained its name as Altersheim Insula, operated by Evang -Luth. Diakoniewerk Hohenbrunn. We were not able to located any UNRRA or IRO records about Insula. They are somewhere. Sincerely, Ventis Plume / Anchorage, Alaska

    Insula book: World War II ended in Europe 60 years ago this week. The millions of refugees who were in Germany included many Latvians. Here are their stories of escape from their homeland, their survival, and life in the Displaced Persons Camp called Insula in Berchestgaden, Germany. This long-awaited book, INSULA has finally arrived. More than 30 people have contributed their stories, written in English, with many also translated into Latvian. The book includes hundreds of photos.
    For a description of the book and ordering information go to: https://www.kirkhouse.com/catalog/bookcatalog.htm#Insula

    or http://www.latviansonline.com
    John Plume plume62@aol.com and Ventis Plume vplume@gci.net Tel: 952.927.4830

Itzehoe - UN camp #1209, Schleswig Holstein (British zone) - Latvian residents

(see Slave camps section for more)

Jaegerslust (British zone)

    Dear Olga,
    I just came across your very interesting webpage on Displaced Persons camps. I would like to ask you, if you could add the title of my book dealing with the Polish DP camp Jaegerslust in the Schleswig-Holstein Area in the nothernmost part of Germany. It contains information about many other DP camps.

      Karsten Dölger, "Polenlager Jägerslust," Polnische Displaced Persons in Schleswig-Holstein 1945 bis 1949, Neumünster 2000.

    Yours sincerely Karsten Doelger / Germany

Jena -

Jena was founded quite late, compared to its near neighbour villages, in the early 2nd millennium. Part of the State of Thuringia from its foundation in 1920 on, it was incorporated into the German Democratic Republic in 1949 and its district of Gera in 1952. Since 1990, the city of Jena has been a part of the Free State of Thuringia which is itself part of the Federal Republic of Germany.Jena is not far from the Hermsdorfer Kreuz where the A9 (E49/E51) from Berlin to Munich and the A4 (E40) from Frankfurt to Dresden cross. Just take the way towards Erfurt/Frankfurt.

Jever, #2512, (formerly Hohne), Land Niedersachsen (British zone)

Jöhstadt

Sep 25, 2014

Subject: Great WEBSITE for DP camps.

Dear Olga,

I was born in Munich in 1946 but my family lived in Schleissheim until we emigrated to the U.S. in July 1949. My father was in Klagenfurth before that and my brother was in Johstadt, Germany where he disappeared in April or May 1945 -- unsure of exact month -- at the age of 15. Would like to know how to find MISSING Brother -- do not know if he survived the chaos after the war ended. Bless you for obtaining valuable information that can bring peace to family members who still have questions like myself at age 68. Tanya Milenkovich, tatianakm55@gmail.com.

 

Jordanbad, UNRRA camp 10 team 209 Jordanbad near Biberach

Dear Madam,

I am glad to find some information about post war DP camps in the internet. Thank you so much. May I inform you about a DP camp which I cannot find in your lists. It was situated in Jordanbad, a former spa near Biberach / Riss in South Germany. It consisted of two camps: camp 10a for Jews mostly of Austrian or German origin who had so-called "promesas" of South American states which were not valid anymore. Inmates mostly had come from German internment camps such as Liebenau, Biberach, Wurzach; camp 10b for Polish Jews who had come from different Nazi concentration camps.

During World War II more than 2000 Channel Islanders from Guernsey, Jersey and Sark were deported and interned in Germany by the German Occupying Forces. One of the internment camps was Lindele Camp, situated informer barracks near Biberach / Riss, South Germany. In the book, "Das war nicht nur 'Karneval im August'" (see book page), I describe the backgrounds of the deportations and tell an impressive story about life in a German internment camp, which was not just 'Carnival in August' as local eye-witnesses used to call a summer festival in camp in August 1943. In spite of excellent food supply by international organisations, life behind barbed wire was never without any conflicts and problems. Particularly during the last months of war, when Biberach Camp was used as a Transit Camp for Jewish detainees from Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, who were supposed to be exchanged to Switzerland. Sincerely, Reinhold Adler

The first photo shows the camp entrance and the camp leader Mr. Max Moses (or Moser) and the second shows several mothers with their children in front of one of the main buildings. Some women have wooden prams that had been produced by British internees of Biberach internment camp during WW II.

Documents about UNRRA camp Jordanbad can be found at the following archives:

    1) Archiv Kloster Reute, Klostergasse 6, 88339 Bad Waldsee bzw. Postfach 1262, 88331 Bad Waldsee, Germany
    e-mail: orden@kloster-reute.de

    2) UNO Archives and Records Center 1, U.N. Plaza, New York, NY 10017, USA

Jüchen / Juechen


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


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