German SIG #Germany Re: [Where was] Mahlhof ? Is it perhaps Mielno (Chodecz)? #germany


Peter Lobbenberg
 

Dear Alex-
I believe "Mahlhof" is a corruption or mis-spelling of "Malhof", which a
Google search suggests is in turn a corruption of - or perhaps another
name for - Malchow. See e.g. https://tinyurl.com/wu6hljp

Malchow was a sub-camp of Ravensbrueck (u umlaut), the notorious women's
concentration camp, and was based in the town of Malchow in Mecklenburg-
Vorpommern. It seems that there were death marches both to and >from Malchow.
The camp has its own English Wikipedia entry. There were sections for both
men and women. It was liberated by the Red Army on 2 May 1945 but,
according to a local school project in 2010, "Teilweise wohnten die
ehemaligen Haeftlinge nach der Befreiung bei Malchowern und baten um
Verpflegung und Kleidung" (loosely: After liberation, some of the
former inmates stayed on with local inhabitants and [were provided
with] food and clothing"). https://tinyurl.com/szxrz8j

Best wishes, Peter Lobbenberg, London, UK peterlob@...

Alex Magosci awmjr@... wrote:
On the residency registration form (Meldekarte der Stadt Passau, September,
1945), it indicates that a former Hungarian Forced Laborer had arrived
from Mahlhof.
I am looking for the current location of Mahlhof which I believe could
be in Poland, or, at the time of his release, is assumed to have been in
the Soviet Occupation Zone (SBZ). He had been taken prisoner by the
Soviet Army.
Is it perhaps Mielno (Chodecz)?
If not, is anyone familiar with Mahlhof >from whence former laborers were
released? (responses in German or English appreciated)

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