Postal address: Stadtarchiv und Denkmalpflege Regensburg,
Postfach 110643, 93019 Regensburg
Street address - Stadtarchiv
09 41 - 5 07 14 52
09 41 - 5 0744 58
Ukrainian documentation at Shevchenko Scientific Society Library.
Regensburg: Articles and Documents on the History of Ukrainian Emigration in Germany after World War 2;editor Omelian Kushnir. New York, Paris, etc. 1985, 684 p. Part of the Shevchenko Scientific Society Ukrainian Archive Series, vol.40. Contains many photographs. Written in Ukranian, summaries in English, German and French. Regensburg: Statti, spohady, dokumenty do istorii ukrains'koi emigratsii v Nimechchyni pislia Druhoi Svitovoi Viiny. Shelved under: NTSh. Ukrains'kyi Arkhiv, t.40. Kushnir, Omelian, Redaktor. NTSh. 684s. 26sm. iliustratsii. 2 prymirnyky. Language--U. Paryzh-Sydnei-Toronto, 1985.
Regensburg was in the US Zone. There were multiple camps:
• CC Kdo of Flossenbuerg, Arbeitslager Regenburg. The Kdo was working for the Reichsbahn and 400 prisoners were billeted in the Colesseum Regensburg-Stadtbahnhof (city rail station).
• Prison: Landgerichsgefaengnis, Zimmerstrasse
• CWC (civilian workers camps):
Signalmeisterei, Reichsban, Lager Jakobinerschenke, 1943-45, housed 200 men
Signalmeisterei, Reichsban, Lager Ostendorfenstrasse, 1940-45, housed 160 men
Reichsbahn on Kirchmaierstrasse, 1943-45, housed 150 men
Reichsbahnlager on Nockherkeiler, 1943-45, housed 200 persons
DPs Crime And Related Problems Inside and
Outside Camps (e.g. Bremen, north Germany and Polish DPs camp
in Regensburg, Bavaria)
those who stayed were becoming a special problem, being a hard core of largely
nonrepatriable stateless persons.
100,000 or more DPs who did not live in camps or who drifted in and out of
them at will constituted the nucleus of a kind of Army-sponsored
underworld. Even the former concentration camp inmates were becoming
an annoyance. Many persisted in wearing their convict uniforms and
were willing to regale any newspaper reporter who would listen with
supposed new atrocities being inflicted upon them by the Army. Some
were trying to make their privileged status permanent by having official-looking
documents drawn up and badges made.
As a consequence, the Office of Military Government for Bavaria reported later, "there were so many inspections by generals, public health officers, correspondents, and other privileged emissaries of interested organizations that the objects of scrutiny themselves cried for a respite." 45
detachment's apprehension was not unfounded. DP depredation was the chief
reason for rearming the German police in September; until then, they had
only, carried nightsticks. Military government recorded 1,300
DP raids against Germans in Bavaria during one week in October,
and in some country districts people were afraid to leavetheir houses even in the daytime.
Many farm communities found a new use for old air raid sirens: to warn of approaching
DP bands. In Munich, DPs constituted 4 percent of the population but were responsible
for 75 percent of the crimes.
At first the Germans seemed too stunned and,
as the summer wore on, too preoccupied with day-to-day existence
to think about the future. When the harvest was in and the daily
ration barely above 1,200 calories, when the weather turned cold
and there was no coal, when the farmers and other producers became
increasingly unwilling to part with their products for money, the
people, as the Wuerttemberg-Baden Office of Military Government reported,
sank "deeper and deeper into despair as they saw a cruel, cold,
hungry winter ahead." 3 The harvest, all things considered,
had been a good one but could not under any circumstances have been
good enough to feed the zone population throughout the winter. Coal
output in the British and French zones had increased, but the rail
and water transport systems were only able to move about 60 percent
of the coal away from the mines. The US zone received half a million
tons in August but only 150,000 tons more in December, just enough
to run the railroads and essential public utilities. When cold weather
came, military government in Stuttgart and other places requisitioned
all coal supplies over a quarter ton, and throughout the zone children
were required to bring a piece of firewood with them to school each
day to heat the classrooms.
Does anyone know where I can get information on Regensburg, which was a Refugee camp (D.P.) between 1945-1950. I have a book "Regensburg - articles and documents on the History of Ukrainian Emigration in Germany after World War II". This book is written in Ukrainian and I am looking for info written in English. Much easier for me to read. Thanks in advance for any help anyone can give me. Natalie Lisowiec
|Stamps from camp; and photo of Ukrainian children on stage. Ensemble of Ukrainian Actors at Regensburg led by the former artistic director of the L'vov Opera House performances flourished without censorship (such plays banned since 1929) (Wyman, p.165).|