Re: DP Camp Records #general
Sheryl,toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
In the case I was researching, which I wrote about in an Avotaynu article
about two years ago, the birth records were not in Bad Arolsen. Rather,
because the mother gave birth in a regular hospital, the birth certificate
was on file as any birth would be, with the municipal authorities. In my
case, the woman had gone >from the Foerenwald DP Camp in Wolfratshausen to
Munich to give birth, so it was actually known to the municipal authorities
in both cities. I suspect this would be the routine, as I don't think most
DP camps had their own birthing facilities.
As the previous responder indicated, privacy rules still apply. In my case,
I needed to get the immediate relative to send consent, as I was not.
The private website www.dpcamps.org has a pretty good cross-reference to the
location of municipal records, by camp.
Highland Park, New Jersey
the Birth Records >from 1945 on still underlie a retention period and
To research the DP Camp records my first try would be to contact the
What is the best place to look for birth records >from DP camps (German?)