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Wolfenbüttel / Wolfenbuettel (British
zone) -Wolfenbüttel is a town in Lower Saxony, Germany, the administrative capital of Wolfenbüttel District.
During World War II, the city prison became a major execution site of prisoners of the Gestapo. Most of those executed were members of various Resistance groups. One such victim was a Dom Lambert, a monk of Ligugé Abbey in France, who was beheaded there on 3 December 1943. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfenbüttel
Outside of Old Town, there's one massive building that's a tourist hotspot in its own right: Jägermeister headquarters
zone) See Foehrenwald; 5,000 Jews;
Wolfenbüttel is a district in southeastern Lower Saxony, Germany. Neighboring districts are (clockwise from the north) the district-free City of Braunschweig, the district of Helmstedt, the district of Harz in Saxony-Anhalt, and the districts of Goslar, Hildesheim and Peine. The district-free city of Salzgitter cuts through the district of Wolfenbüttel in the southwest.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfenbüttel_(district)
During World War II the town was the site of a concentation camp which was liberated by the 36th Tank Batallion of the 8th Armored Division.
City archives: Stadtarchiv Wolfratshausen
Tel: (08171) 76650
Fax: (08171) 76650
Wolfsburg, #2517, Land
Niedersachsen (British zone)
Nueuengamme: The inmates were forced to work under grueling conditions in various locations across northern Germany; often transported between subcamps and specific job sites. Due to subsequent demolition of the Neuengamme camp system by the SS in 1945 including its records, the historical work is difficult and still incomplete. For example, in 1967, the German Federal Ministry of Justice suggested that the camp operated from 1 September 1938 until 5 May 1945 and became part of the Sachsenhausen in June 1940. The Neuengamme Memorial organization (German: KZ-Gedenkstätte Neuengamme), an establishment of the Hamburg Ministry of Culture, Sports and Media, stated in 2008 that the empty camp was explored by British forces on 2 May 1945 and the last inmates were liberated in Flensburg on 10 May 1945. According to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the camp was established on 13 December 1938 and liberated on 4 May 1945. Throughout World War II, millions of prisoners died in Nazi labour camps through mistreatment, disease, starvation and overwork, or were executed as unfit for labour. At Neuengamme, 1,700 people died each month in winter of 1944-1945, more than 50,000 in total. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_subcamps_of_Neuengamme
City offices: Stadtverwaltung Wolfsburg
Tel: 05361/ 28-0
City archives: Stadtarchiv Rathaus,
#251, Land Niedersachsen (British zone); for city archives at Soltau see page
S under Soltau.
Wolterdingen near Soltau now forms part of the town Soltau. From August 1945 to March 1946 a Polish camp existed in Wolterdingen with the DPAC number 251 which was administered by the UNRRA Team 85.
From April 1046 to April 1947 the camp was administered by the UNRRA Team 259, in May and June 1947 by the UNRRA Area Team 904 or 501.
From July 1947 to June 1950 it was a Baltic camp with the DPACS numbers 51/251 or simply 51 and under the administration of the IRO Area Team 501. Submitted by: Wolfgang Strobel, author of Post der befreiten Zwangsarbeiter - Displaced Persons Mail Paid in Deutschland 1945 - 1949.
Wulzburg Wülzburg - Wülzburg is a historical fortress of the Renaissance-Age in Germany. It is about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) east of the center of Weissenburg in Bayern.
City archives: Stadtarchiv Weissenburg in Bayern
91781 Weissenburg in Bayern
Tel.: (09141) 907-221
Fax: (09141) 907-227
During World War I, Charles DeGaulle was imprisoned at the Wülzburg. The Nazis also used it as a prison camp during World War II; it was here that the Czech composer Erwin Schulhoff was held for over a year before he died of TB. After the war it was a refugee camp. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wülzburg]
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We found this picture of my Mother-N-Law drawn by some one.
I looked at the signature in lower right corner. [Looks like "Bechkous" Ukrainian ch symbol... or "FS..echkous"]
We found out from my husband's Aunt Helma who is from Wuerzburg..her husband my Mother n law's brother had these pictures of his sister's for his mother in Kevil, KY. Before he and Helma got married in 1948..she said a photographer did them the best she could remember. She is 91 and in good health living in Lawton, OK by herself.
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|Ken Lence firstname.lastname@example.org
Wulwerstedt in Ladkreis
Börde in Sachsen-Anhalt.
Mayor's office: Burgermeister,
Am Berge 186
Telefon: (039401) 436
Web pages in German: http://www.vgem-westlicheboerde.de/verzeichnis/objekt.php?mandat=41696
map see: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wulferstedt
On 9/21/08 Dear Olga,
My name is Antoni Brzezinski. My parents were displaced from Gdynia,
Poland; by Germans in 1939. I was born in D.P. camp 2515 Wulwerstedt,
Germany in 1943. While in Germany I was moved between various DP Camps,
in 1945. I was registered in 249 D.P. Camp “PODLASIE” in
Germany (according to info provided by ITS). Can anyone help me find info
Wunstorf (Lower Saxony,
British zone); See also Neustadt am Rübenberge
City archives: Südstr.
Tel.: (05031) 101-326
Fax: (05031) 101-360
Wuppertal, Poles, today
Stadt Wuppertal - Bergische
City archives: Friedrich-Engels-Allee 89-91
Tel: (0202) 563-4138
Fax: (0202) 8025
oder bei den Mitarbeitern des Dezernates für Arbeits- und Umweltschutz der
Alternativ Telefon 439-3737.
/ Wuerzburg, Latvian, Estonian, Ukrainian
Katherine Hulme collection at
the Beineke Library, Yale University: Box 43 folder 655 Würzburg & Wildflecken
The Spessart Park is situated between Würzburg and Aschaffenburg
Article: "Letter from
Yorker 24 (6 November 1948) 104-09. Inquire at New Yorker Magazine.
City archives / Stadtarchivs Würzburg
Tel: (0931) 373308
Fax: (0931) 373397
For fulfilling oral or
written specialty searches, the fee is 26.00 Euros per half hour of required
time. Für die Erteilung mündlicher oder schriftlicher Fachauskünfte beträgt die Gebühr
26,00 Euro je Halbstunde Zeitaufwand.
My book (Das Nationalsoialistische Lagersystem) mentions:
*CC Kdo of
Flossenbuerg established April 1943 with 40 prisoners, on Fuechsleinstr. 15,
SS-Teilazarett only for 2-3 months in 1945, Type of work: engineering,
Part of them worked in the Waldhaus Steinbachstal. The camp
was closed on Mar 22,1945.
I, with my family, lived at Weurzburg -- April, 1949 -June, 1949, please
Wurtzburg-Würzburg - Latvian refugee camp.http://www.archiv.org.lv/baltic_dp_germany/?id=12&lang=en
LVA, 2335. f., 1. apr., 402. l., 17. lp.
3/21/05 Dear Olga,
I was looking at your
website and found it very interesting. Congratulations on maintaining such
an important website!
to write to you to tell you briefly about my grandfather. He was Major
Samuel S. Kale and he was the laison officer between the US Military
and the United Nations (UNRRA and IRO) from 1946 - 1949 in Würzburg,
Germany. He was in charge of several camps in the Unterfranken region.
While he was stationed in Germany, my grandmother and mother and her
siblings had to move there and live for three years. I grew up hearing
stories of their adventures in post-war Germany and their experiences
with the DPs who worked for my grandfather (he refused to hire Germans,
he would only hire DPs to work as gardener, housekeeper, chauffeur, etc).
Every Christmas my mother tells me the stories of how he helped to arrange for
gifts to be sent from the United States to Germany so that the DP children
could have a Christmas. My mother would have to go to the military post office
to pick up boxes and boxes and boxes of things my great-grandmother gathered
from people here in New Jersey. Then, she had to wrap hundres of little items
for the kids. She reminds me of this every time I ask her to wrap something
My Grandfather also would never allow the Soviet officers to visit the camps
without MPs escorting them because he did not want them intimidating the
DPs into returning to the Soviet Union.
In 1990 I wrote a research paper for college about his work with the DPs and
eventually that expanded into a book about my family's time in Germany after
the war. I would be more than happy to send you a copy of my research paper
if you would like to read it. Also, if you think you might be interested
in reading the book (although it's more about the American family and less
about the DPs). You can read about the book here
Best regards, Mark
I saw a film Wurzburg
was a city mass bombed....Alexandris Stipnieks left before the Soviet
takeover being told he was on the to be killed list. I
wrote about how he died.....you might want to post this link
because it is an ironic footnote.....
Esteban Stipnieks email@example.com
Muller, Ulrich. DPs in the American Zone of Wurttemberg between 1945 and
1950. Geschichte in Wissenschaft und Unterricht 40 (1989): 145-61. (GERMAN)
Dear Olga, I have found in a book the complete key of all camps in
Wurttemberg; code, place, number of inhabitants and nationalities. (Also explaining the
area around Lenningen). C. Maihoefer, / Germany, 2003
Can you give me any information about this camp? I was adopted in 1945 and brought to USA. I found out my birth mother and five siblings lived in this camp until 1953. I am desperately trying to find them. My birth mother: Hildegard Gust; my sisters: Ingrid Gust, Gabriele Gust, Christa Gust , Angelika Gust and my brother: Martin Gust.
Joe DeRaad,/ (Lutz Gust) email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wurzach in Baden-Wurttemberg,
(French zone), see Bad Wurzach
Bad Wurzach (Kreis Ravensburg)
Region DP French
Name/ Funktion/ Gebäude Adresse des Camps
Zehlendorf is a suburb of Berlin in the former US sector.
is a locality within the borough of Steglitz-Zehlendorf in Berlin. Before Berlin's 2001 administrative reform Zehlendorf was a borough in its own right, consisting of the locality of Zehlendorf as well as Wannsee, Nikolassee and Dahlem. Zehlendorf contains some of the most remarked upon natural settings in Berlin, including parts of the Grunewald forest and the Schlachtensee, Krumme Lanke and Waldsee lakes. Additionally, it has large affluent residential neighborhoods, some with cobblestone streets and buildings that are over 100 years old. It is one of the most expensive areas in Berlin for housing.
see: Berlin archives
Zeilsheim 12 miles west of
Frankfurt on Main, Jews, severly overcrowded;
Zeilsheim became famous for its camp created by the Allies to hold Displaced
Persons and exiles after World War II, and in 1946 it was visited by Israeli
prime minister David Ben Gurion and former American First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.
A small monument in the park behind the city hall is dedicated to the memory
of this community.
a Jewish theatrical group, a synagogue, a jazz orchestra, a sports club
named "Chasmonai," and
a number of schools, including an ORT school. The camp had a library with
approximately 500 books, and circulated two Yiddish newspapers: Unterwegs
(In Transit) and Undzer Mut (Our Courage). The Jewish population in the
camp reached approximately 3,570 in October of 1946.
"Zeilsheim was the site of many protests against British policy on Jewish
immigration to Palestine. Judah Nadich, General Eisenhower's first advisor
on Jewish affairs in the European Theatre of Operations, frequently visited
the camp in an effort to see that the basic requirements of DPs were being
met. David Ben Gurion, then the chairman of the Executive of the Jewish Agency
(and future Prime Minister of Israel), also visited the DP camp. His personal
inspection of Zeilsheim was a pivotal event in the lives of Jewish DPs. The
camp closed on November 15, 1948, after a piece de resistance during which
the U.S. Army wanted to return the houses to workers from the IG Farben plant
in nearby Hechst. Rabbi Bernstein believed that it would be cruel to inconvenience
the DPs in order to accommodate Germans, especially since nearly all the
camp residents were concentration camp survivors. He warned that the evacuation
would only be accomplished through force. Thus, the army postponed the idea
until July 1948, when it renewed its plan after the establishment of Israel.
Conceding to the pleas of the camp committee, the army postponed the transfer
date until November 15, 1948, but survivors still protested the move." for
more, see: http://www.ushmm.org/museum/exhibit/online/dp/map.htm
United Nations Relief
and Rehabilitation Administration Archives Record Group: PAG 4 Box
4: District 2: Wetzlar, Zeilsheim
Kosher food in camp: http://www.tzemachdovid.org/vaadhatzala/kosher.shtml
7/30/07 Hi Olga,
My family lived in the displaced persons camp in Zeilsheim for
three years, where my grandfather was the photographer for the
camp newspaper. I'm interested in visiting the locations in those
photos. I realize there is almost no physical evidence remaining
there, but I would still like to know the street locations of where
I am wondering if you know of any maps of the Zeilsheim camp. Any information
you have would be appreciated.
Olga, yes, we have copies of my grandfather's photographs.
They are also accessible through the Holocaust Museum in Washington,
DC, as well as in a book of his photo journal called Das Robinson
Album, which was published via the Fritz Bauer Institut in 1998. I only
have one copy of the book, but I can see if there are still more available... Paul
Paul Amitai put together a movie: http://paulamitai.com/#In-Between-States
Zeven (see Seedorf)
City Archives: http://www.zeven.de/politik--verwaltung/buergerservice/aufgabenbereiche/archiv/MID_44564.html
Samtgemeinde Zeven, Nebenstelle Klostergang
Frau Luise Del Testa
Telefon: 04281 / 999800
5/23/08 Dear Olga
my parents were in Germany during the war years. I was born in
Zeven Germany in 1949. My sister Anna was born
in Bad Rottenfeld (?) iin 1947. We
arrived in Australia mid 1949 on the Anna Salen which I think departed
arrived in Australia in
1948 on the Protea.
I know my father was born
in Tershiw, Stary Sambir either 1922 or 1923 in Ukraine His name
was Wasyl Towarnicki.
My mother was born in Dwernik
Ukraine in 1925 her maiden name being Paraska Gluck.
They spent the war years in
Germany as Ostarbieters and met and married after the
war was over.
hoping you may be able point me in the right direction/sites to
obtain any information. Both
my parents are now dead and I am seeking any other family that
may be left in Ukraine.
Solyk, Australia. Email email@example.com
As I am preparing an exhibition about DP camp 95-443 Ziegenhain, Hesse,
Kassel area, I am looking for photographs, information and documents about
Contact: Mrs. Waltraud Burger
Gedenkstütte und Museum Trutzhain
c/o Magistrat der Stadt Schwalmstadt
Zierenberg (US zone); Russian boy scout troops; Ukrainians; 85-160 Ukrainians http://history.org.ua/LiberUA/UkrIst3_1986/UkrIst3_1986.pdf
Zierenberg (Kreis Wolfhagen)
Region DP US; Distrikt 2
Name/ Funktion/ Gebäude Adresse des Camps Fliegerlager
- See Siedlung Zopp in Alsdorf - see British Zone - 1000 persons, Photos: http://www.alsdorfdamals.de/Alsdorf-in-Ortsteile/Siedlung-Zopp
I m particularly interested
in finding: Assembly Center N° 571 in Germany,
and DP Camp 527
A.E.F. D.P. REGISTRATION RECORD
Desired destination: Canada
Assembly Center N°. 571
Thank you for any help you may provide.
Best regards, Slauw Terteka