Displaced Persons Camp Hannover Germany

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Hannover page in German Land Niedersachsen (British zone)
#2713 Camp Möckernstrasse = 4,208 residents
#2714 Laatzen = 1,500 residents
#2715"Accu" Garbsener =1 ,407 residents, Poles, Balts, Yugoslavs
#2716 Vinnhorst = 2,256 residents, Poles, Balts
#2723 Kosciuszko
#2727=323 residents

Camp Schulenberg has its own page. 100 persons worked for Schulenburger Ziegelei
City archive:
Am Bokemahle 14-16
30171 Hannover
Tel: 05 11 - 16 84 21 73
Fax: 05 11 - 16 84 65 90
Email: karljosef.kreter.47@hannover-stadt.de
Web: http://www.nananet.de/

Heisterbergallee 8
30453 Hannover
Tel: 05 11 / 6 16 - 2 22 56
Fax: 05 11 / 6 16 - 112 35 71

Gabriele Lehmberg
Team Kultur der Region Hannover
Hildesheimer Strasse 20
30169 Hannover
Tel: 05 11 / 6 16 - 2 22 56
or: 05 11 / 6 16 - 2 20 73
Fax: 05 11 / 6 16 - 112 35 71

The camp (Assembly Centre) 2713 was situated at Vinnhorst (is today a suburb of Hannover), Schulenburger Landstrasse 100, from July 1945 to June 1947. From July 1947 to April 1948 the camp had the DPACS number 14/76/96/2713 or the number 14/96/2713, from April 1948 to May 1949 the number 74/2727 or 34/14/2713 or simply 74. From April 1948 to May 1949 the camp had the name Wingate camp and was situated in Hansastrasse 10.

Camp 2714 was in Laatzen (near Hannover) from August 1945 to June 1947. From July 1947 to 1948 the camp had the DPACS number 14/76/96/2714 or 14/96/2714. From January to May 1949 it had the number 34/14/2714.

Camp 2715 was in Hannover-Stöcken, "Accu" Garbsener Landstrasse from December 1945 to June 1947. From July 1947 to March 1948 the camp was administered by DPACS 14/76/96/2715, from April to December 1948 it had the DPACS number 14/96/2715 and from January to June 1949 the number 34/14/2715.

Camp (Lager) Kosciusko

Camp 2723 was in Hannover-Bothfeld from July 1946 to January 1947. DP camp Hannover Kosciuszko was situated in Hannover, Podbielskistrasse 100A and had the DPACS (Assembly Centre) number 73/2723 from April 1948 to May 1949. The IRO (Interantional Refugees Organisation) Area team 704 was in charge of the care for the camp. In the camp were mostly Poles. Wolfgang Strobel

I have done a lot of research and found that my parents were in DP camps in Hanover at Lager Kosciusko on Podbielskestrasse 100. It was where I was born.

Dear Olga,
I was born in a DP camp in Hannover. Lager Kosciuszko, under the British. My father worked for UNRRA distributing food after being released for a forced labor camp at Unterluss. Any help you can give would be very much appreciated. Sophie Knab

Follow-up: I have a book titled "Wearing the Letter P:Polish Women as Forced Laborers in Germany during World War II 1939-1945." I wrote the book in honor of my mother and the hundreds of thousands of Polish women who were forced to wear a big letter "P" on their clothing, identifying them as Poles and subjecting them to gross discrimination during their time as forced laborers. The book begins in Poland during the occupation and follows Polish women as they were subject to roundups, transports to Germany, and describes the conditions of their lives and work situations in agriculture and industry, health, illness, pregnancy and childbirth issues as well as the final days of the war and their stay in DP camps. It is going to be released in October by Hippocrene Books. I think there may be readers on your web site who may be interested in the topic as it answers all the questions I ever had about my mother's experience as a forced laborer. If you would like to post that information on your website, please do. If anyone would like to email me please note that my current email address:
Sophie Hodorowicz Knab edsophie@verizon.net

Camp Möckernstrasse (Moeckernstrasse):
This camp was named Lyssenko camp and was situated in Moeckernstrasse 21 - 27. It had the DPAC number 2715 from December 1946 to June 1947, and the DPACS number 14/76/96/2715 from May 1947 to March 1948. From April 1948 to June 1949 the camp had the number 76/2716; at that time mostly Polish Ukrainians lived in this camp. Wolfgang Strobel, author of Post der befreiten Zwangsarbeiter - Displaced Persons Mail Paid in Deutschland 1945 - 1949.

Do you have any information on Camp Moeckernstrasse in Hannover. I am searching for Andreas Tesluk or other Tesluk family members? Alexandra Tesluk Gibson

The Ashes of Innocence, by Alexandra Tesluk, is a powerful, gripping page-turner. Blending intense psychological trauma, interspersed elements of beauty and love, Tesluk guides you on a journey, recollecting a childhood filled with repetitive physical, mental and emotional abuse and her search for her father lost in the rubble of World War II.

"The English kids laughed at me. The only way that I knew how to identify myself was by the DP label, which everyone else gave me. And, no one wanted to sit beside a DP. I didn't know what it meant, but I could tell by their laughter and pointing fingers that it wasn't a good thing to be. School created more trouble for me at home, too. If I was delayed and came home late, or had a bad report card, I would be punished."

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Computerized translation of DP camp Schierholzstr. 41 taken from German website http://www.geschichtsatlas.de/

Hannover Mahn-und Gedenkstätte Ahlem Memorial for Jewish Holocaust victims and survivors. The tabernacle of the horticulture school served the Gestapo as execution place, until the allied troops arrived.

Heisterbergallee 8 30453 Hanover
Tel: 05 11/6 16 - 2 22 56
Fax: 05 11/6 16 - 112 35 71

Gabriele loam mountain team culture of the region
Hanover Hildesheimer road 20 30169 Hanover
Tel: 05 11/6 16 - 2 22 56 or: 05 11/6 16 - 2 20 73
Fax: 05 11/6 16 - 112 35 71

Ukrainian Greek Catholic Churches:
Ukrainisch-griechisch-Katholische Kirchegemeinde St. Wolodymyr (St. Vladymir)
Ukrainisch Ökumenisches Zentrum Wolodymyr
Hannoversche Strasse 122, 30627 Hannover

Historical Research Services Hannover Parish Registers Evangelisch - Lutherische Landeskirche Hannover

10/4/07 Hello Olga,
I am SO glad I decided to try and search dp camps. My mom and her family were in German camps, and my dad  was sent to Perm* and beyond in a work camp for Poles. (This is before they met here in the USA and married. Both had hard histories they never talked about til late in life, or didn't remember much. I can only remember what my grandmother said she was in Hannover, where once Mrs. Roosevelt came to visit while she worked in the camp kitchen. Mom's name was Cienky when in the camp. How can I search for their names in the camp??? Thank you for the site and all those people doing research on these camps. I know there are pix somewhere I have to place on the site also. Helen Plowy mailtomehp@yahoo.com

*Perm is one of the largest cities in Russia, thirteenth most populous, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perm

9/7/11 - Graves of DPs, Refugees and WWI POWs in the Hannover area, Submitted by Alan Newark braveheart562002@yahoo.com


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