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Nadia, a Ukrainian, writes"
It is a matter of history that when Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Dwight Eisenhower, found the victims of the death camps, he ordered all possible photographs to be taken, and for the German people from surrounding villages to be ushered through the camps and even made to bury the dead.
He did this because he said in words to this effect: 'Get it all on record now - get the films - get the witnesses - because somewhere down the track of history some ( Axxxxxx) will get up and say that this never happened.
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. " - Edmund Burke, In Memorial
Recently, the University of Kentucky removed The Holocaust from its school curriculum because it 'offended' the Muslim population which claims it never occurred.
This is a frightening portent of the fear that is gripping the world and how easily each country is giving into it. It is now more than 60 years after the Second World War in Europe ended.
This is in memory of the 10 million Ukrainians, 10 million Russians, 10 million Christians, 6 million Jews, and 1,900 Catholic priests who were murdered, massacred, raped, burned, starved and humiliated with the German and Russian peoples looking the other way!
Now, more than ever, with Iran, among others, claiming the Holocaust to be 'a myth,' it is imperative to make sure the world never forgets.
I am researching Stefan Krupa, a Polish Slave Laborer at Dachau. His parents were Jozef Krupa and Katarzyna Sternal. They were originally from Czaslaw, Karakow, Poland. Stefan survived the war and was a member of the Polish Guard Detachment. He was able to immigrate to New London, Ct. after the war, where he settled. I am trying to find anything about him and his family while in Poland and in Dachau. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks alot,
I am looking for information on my grandfather. Sandor Varga born in 1889 in Budapest, Hungary. We were told by the Red Cross after WWII, he was taken to Dachau. They have no record of him being there. It is my mother's idea he was shot in one those mass graves along the way. I would still like to search some more to completely illuminate the possibilities of him been taken to any camps. Can you help me in any way? If you could, I would be very grateful.
My father is alive at the age of 83. He is a survivor.
Alicia (Varga) Iovino Bthnybeach@aol.com
Kdo. (Kommando) Dachau, Zivilarbeiterlager (Civil work camp); US zone
2 miles S of Gelting, 3 miles east of Neufahrn
Lager Buchberg, worked with armament industry*, from 1940-45 600 workers, partly POW, partly civilian; write to mayor in Gelting
*Probably the armament plant, DSC, was situated in the fir forest of Foehrenwald, within the triangle of Wolfrathausen, Gelting, and Neufahrn;
CC Kdo Dachau had a smaller Kommando in the factory named SS Arbeiterlager (work camp) Neufarn
HEADQUARTERS MILITARY GOVERNMENT DETACHMENT I8A3 APO 658 US ARMY from 15 May 1945 reads:
1. Number of Displaced Persons by Nationality:
There are some reports of stealing bicycles and threatening Germans to give them food or clothing (the DPs were preferred to to live better in camps so). Soon a big number were brought to Ansbach and Bamberg. But a great number remained there, not only in the town of Dinkelsbühl but some at their assigned farms or in many small places in the small communities nearby. The mayors of the communities had to take care of them, i.e., required to get the same food as the Germans. A thousand refugees from Sudetenland were taken from Dinkelsbühl. Another 1000 'Poles' (1), Serbs and Croats were transported to Ansbach.
On 3 Oct. 1945 were 391 DPs in Dinkelsbühl District. On 10 Nov. 1945 there were 500 DPs in Dinkelsbühl District.
Dippoldsau Concentration camp
FL Weyer Dippoldsau (photo: GehProject, submitted by Klaus Fohringer)
Dippoldsau is in a list of subcamps of Mauthausen-Gusen complex of Nazi concentration camps. The slave labour of the inmates was also used by a variety of companies and farms that accommodated a small number of inmates on their own. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_subcamps_of_Mauthausen
the second under "nachbargemeinden":archive should be in the Kreisstadt - district city Kleve
Dresden township was in the Russian zone - CC Kdo or Kdo. of CC ;
CC = Concentration Camp;
CC Kdo = Concentations Camp Kommando
• CC Kdo of Flossenburg Sonderkommando Dresden - 100 prisoners,
• CC Kdo of Flossenburg Dresden Neuhirschstein
• CC Kdo of Flossenburg Dresden N., Hellerhofstr. 35
• CC Kdo of Flossenburg, working for the RAW Reichsbahnausbesserungswerk, Wernitzer Ufer 50, 500 prisoners until 1950
• CC Kdo of Flossenburg, working for Bauleitung (engineering) der Waffen SS und Polizei (police). Doebelner Strasse 54 in Pionier-Kassern, 200 prisoners in 1942, 119 inmates in 1945,
• CC Kdo of Flossenburg, working for Bernsdorf & Co.,Desden A, 21 Schandauerstr. 68, prisoners: 150 men, 250 women.
• CC Kdo of Flossenburg, working for Universelle Muschinenfabrik J. G. Mueller & Co., Dresdent 24, (machine shop) Zwickauerstr. 46/58. 679 prisoners in 1945.
• CC Kdo of Flossenburg, working for Zeis Ikon.Werk Goehle, Dresden, (Optics), Riesaerstr. 32, 680 women prisoners in 1945.
• CC Kdo of Flossenburg, working for Zeis Ikon.Werk Reick, Dresden, (Optics), Mugelmerstr. 40 , 300 female prisoners in 1945
• CC Kdo of Flossenburg, Schandauerstr 68, 500 prisoners: 200 females transferred to CC Theresienstadt; 250 evacuated to Pirna.
• Prison: Untersuchungsgefaengnis (Kal. f. Rjb.)
Nuremberg state archives reports there were 79 male and female slave workers in Ehingen. Angelika sends us a link for official website of Ehingen http://www.ehingen-hesselberg.de/
These photos, taken during the war, are of my father and uncle. They were the fortunate slave labor; were able to work around horses instead of the factory...and were fed. The forced labor in some factories were on starvation rations of one slice of bread, one cup of coffee and one bowl of watery soup per day. Archived papers say John was a valued worker. The farmer he was assigned to was authorized to have a slave worker because he had a son in active duty. Emilion worked for another farmer down the street.
Emmerich am rhein - and the neighbor community is Dornick
The archive should be in the Kreisstadt - district city Kleve http://www.kleve.de
and the archive contact and email-adress is under hauptverwaltung here below, please see:
Abteilung: Zentrale Dienste, Technikunterstützte Informationsverarbeitung, Wahlen, Stadtarchiv
Standort: Rathaus, Kavarinerstr. 20 - 22, 47533 Kleve
Strasse Kavarinerstr. 20 - 22
Ort 47533 Kleve
Leitung: Herr Hübbers<http://www.kleve.de/C1256B51005D63F5/0/CE54FA13AC49765BC1256A45002D66B9?Open
Hallo again Olga,
Here is photo of my husband's brother, Mieczyslaw. His original birth certificate states he was born in EMMERICH DORNIK, Germany.
Will you please let the world know where in Germany this place is as my sister-in-law said this place could not be found in World Atlas when my brother-in-law was applying for Australian War Pension. He gave 9 years of his life to the Royal Australian Navy. Anka Kowalczyk Ozzpol88@yahoo.com.au
"While the Nazis generally treated the non-Soviet P.O.W. according to the rules of the international laws, the Soviet soldiers were actually killed. They reduced their food supplies far under the subsistence level, let them starve, freeze or die of illnesses. The so-called Russian camps were often blocked from the outside world because of epidemics. You can gather from the lists of graves and documents that 14,250 to 26,250 Soviet soldiers are supposed to be buried on the six war graveyards in the Emsland." This
paragraph and a wealth of information is on this site:
Wiek rechts 22
Phone: +49 - 4961 - 916306
P.O. Box 1132
Fax: +49 - 4961 - 916308
Stadtarchiv und Stadtmuseum
Tel. (0 91 31) 86-2219, 86-2885
Fax (0 91 31) 86-28 76
As from 1940, the
labour office in Weilheim assigned foreign workers to work in the different
monastery concerns. These foreign workers took the place of the monks
and lay employees who had been called to join the military service. For
the most part, the foreign workers were assigned to work in the monastery's
agricultural undertakings, the cloister sawmill as well as in the cloister
and school kitchens. The "Heimschule", the monastery's school, was confiscated by the state and renamed "Deutsche Heimschule" and
ran under the auspices of the state.
For more of this see: http://www.kloster-ettal.de/dokumentation/uk-stand-der-nachforschungen-13-08-2000.htm
Eutin / Eutein
1/6/08 Amazing, Dear Olga,
I happened upon your website this morning and chills went up and down my spine. I am doing research regarding my mother's imprisonment in Nazi Germany's concentration and labor camps. Her memory is sharp but the spelling of the camps and towns are not. I came across the information I need and more. I want to say THANK YOU for establishing this website. I think I remember coming across a page with gravesites. I have a sister buried in Eutein, Germany. I was wondering if there is a website on this. I came up short.
My mother is of Romanian descent. Her village was 3 miles North of Siget, not far from Elie Weisel. She was deported to Auschwitz in 1944 and then to Lubberstadt and worked in a munitions factory. She was shot by British soldiers who thought the train full of prisoners were Nazis trying to escape. The British sergeant who helped her and her cousins settle in Eutin and get medical attention was named Ernest Finch. He was helpful in getting her settled in the US. My family is Jewish, so I assume my sister Helen Caterina Grosz or Gross is buried in the Jewish Section in Eutin. She died at 5 weeks old.
Thanks again for all you've done. Es Goodman email@example.com
Fallingbostel prisoner of war camp Stalag XIB / 375
Story and photos of the Military Museum - http://www.fallingbostelmilitarymuseum.de/stalag/stalag.htm
Once again Ukrainians aren't mentioned. If Polish and Russians were there, 3000 Soviet prisoners were buried there -- so there must have been Ukrainians there.
Excerpts from: SEARCHING FOR MY DAD, by David J. Fleischer (Son of 3AD WWII veteran Neil Fleischer, 143rd Signal Co)
• Stalag XID, which was within sight of the Stalag XIB and had one purpose; to hold Russian and Ukrainian prisoners. The Russians despised the Germans and the Germans despised the Russians. For this deep hatred the Germans provided special accommodations for their Russian prisoners. During 1941 and 1942, over 33,000 Russians arrived at Stalag XID. The Germans didn't bother to build barracks for their Russian captives. They had them dig holes in the ground. These holes were their "homes" during their first winter in Germany. My research has shown that some Germans considered this the easiest way to handle the prisoners. When they died, the holes were just filled in. Of the over 33,000 Russians that arrived at the camp, only 1,800 remained alive at the war's end.
• Another district camp was Stalag XIC; it was part of the infamous Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. The camp where Anne Frank and so many others died.
• Now back to Stalag XIBThe war was closing in on the Germans. Stalag XIB became a central camp and very over-crowded. Prisoners were moved from other camps as the Allies pushed in from the East and the West. At this time the German army was short of able-bodied men so the camp was guarded by middle-aged men and not the young crack troops of Hitler's earlier years. These men were tired and probably didn't want to be there either.
Liberation did come on April 16, 1945 when a reconnaissance troop of the 8th Hussars, part of the Famous British 7th Armored Division (the "Desert Rats") found the camp.
For more of this story, see: http://www.3ad.com/history/wwll/memoirs.pages/fleischer.htm
Ferramonte (See Italy archives)
Feuchtwagen (near Dinklesbuhl)
1/13/2009 Dear Olga,
Here is enclosed the foto of the: "Arrival of the "migrants" in Feuchtwangen 1940.
The inscription on the back In German it says, "Ukarinische Umsiedler in Feuchtwangen", dated 8th May 1940 from Mrs. Deininger
thanking her very much - she allows to publish it. The name of the guesthouse where this foto was made was "Alte Post" (Old post).
All the best,
Click photo to enlarge
Flossenburg was a camp in the hills above the village of Floss in Bavaria near the Czech border. The camp was established in 1938 to assist an SS firm which operated a large granite quarry nearby. Most inmates were worked in the quarries or nearby Messerschmidt factories. More than 110,000 prisoners passed through Flossenburg and its subcamps. It is estimated that up to 45,000 died, many of them during the evacuation of the camp in 1945. Copyright © 2001 Edward Victor
http://auschwitz.dk/Canaris/id15.htmhttp://www.depts.drew.edu/chs/wgallery1/wgallery1.htm11/15/07 Dear Ms. Kaczmar
On the request of the Hnizdovsky Family I'm trying to find any information about the Chapel erected at Flossenburg Consentration Camp. A elderly lady said that J. Hnizdovsky the Ukrainian artist either drew a painting, or made a stained glass for the chapel. We are trying to research this. Thank you for any help or any leeds.
Stepha Hryckowian firstname.lastname@example.org
St.-Martin-Str. 8, 9130
Forchheim, Postfach 85,
5/13/05 Hi Olga:
I am trying to find out information on my father-in-law, Simon Masnyk. He was originally from Lubaczow and was taken as a forced labourer by the Germans. He remembers being in Forhheim and Erlangen. He immigrated to Canada around 1952. He was in Belgium for a time prior to coming to Canada working in the mines. He was born in October of 1922. Do you know of any DP camps that were in either of those Towns in Germany. Thank you for your help. Lorena Masnyk email@example.com
kdo. Dachau, Freising, Landrat, aircraft industry
Friedelreut has its own page
Frindorf see Kirchenholtz
Godenau - The army ammunition depot Godenau Submitted by: Alan Newark Scotland
This was followed in Godenau, as in many similar systems also, the takeover of the shaft with the premises by the Wehrmacht.
This began in 1935 with the renovation and expansion work on the establishment of Army ammunition factory (mine) Godenau. For the new task have been setup in days various ammunition chambers for the storage of finished products and powders. As a new headframe is 1938 24 m high reinforced concrete structure was built.
Outside the bay area further plants have emerged. Between 1936 and 1938 the village Limmer, the production area was built to the west with various workhouses and industrial buildings. On the southern edge of Godenau the Wehrmacht established an extensive labor camp where the workers were housed. In this context, it also came back on the use of foreign and forced laborers. For Godenau an occupation with an average of around 400 workers is documented.
1938 began the production and accumulation in the Heeresmuna. Mainly cartridges and small parachutes are manufactured here. The operation ran until the end of the war. On 8 April 1945 reached Associations of the U.S. Army the area, ending the Second World War for this region.
As of 1945:
The surrounding area has been handed over shortly after the war according to the contract by the Americans to the British.The Allies began in 1946 with the demilitarization of the system. The embedded powder stocks were burned. In October 1947 there was a serious incident from underground. Here, around 3,400 t powder exploded. Also at the mouth hole of the shafts came thereby to destruction of reinforced concrete headframe has been destroyed.
Later, all parts of the ammunition depot walked in civil-use properties. The bay area is used commercially today. Between 1984 and 1986, "Desdemona I" was filled in July 1987. From the former labor camp has become a residential area.The production area could develop with various different companies after the war in a commercial area.
Diverse historical factory buildings are still preserved. Almost all are used and are depending on the use and ownership in different states. The historical uniform and typical construction is, however, clearly be seen everywhere. This is evident especially in the former manufacturing area. Today, various companies use the historic building. These were new modern buildings in and around the grounds. Over the years, the farms stretched from beyond the original factory border.
The areas of the production area and the labor camp, with the exception of private land, freely accessible. Contrast, the bay area is locked as company property
The army ammunition depot (Bw) Godenau
Gosen - Krs. Beeskow-Storkow - Russian zone
Beeskow (Lower Sorbian: Bezkow) is a town in Brandenburg, Germany, and capital of the Oder-Spree district. It is situated on the river Spree, 30 km southwest of Frankfurt an der Oder.
Prison - Straflager
Gross-Rosen had 70 subcamps
Gustavsburg (see Mainz)
A Zwangsarbeiter, slave labour camp, at Gustavsburg near Mainz, Hessen, Germany. The camp provided workers for the neighbouring heavy machinery company. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-britain/rafs-wartime-reconnaissance-photos-go-online-in-new-archive-1825926.html?action=Gallery&ino=2
European Archives: http://councilforeuropeanstudies.org/resources/libraries-archives?gclid=COawguPSm8ICFVCCMgodPToARw