Online index or data base for DP camps after WWII? #holocaust


DBarany
 

Greetings to everyone,
 
Does anyone know of databases or indexes for the survivors in DP camps after they were liberated from the Camps?
 
I am searching for the sister of my grandmother. The family was from the area around Cluj in the Transylvania region of Romania. I have her maiden name and the name of her second husband, but not the surname of her first husband and children. She survived but sadly her husband and children did not. I do not know their names. 
After the war, she went to a DP camp and then to Palestine. She remarried another survivor who she met while in the DP camp.
 
Thank you all for your generosity,

Deborah

 
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Nicola
 

I would also be interested in replies to this topic. The information I have, is that my father was taken by Russian liberators to a DP camp in Romania. He left it of his own accord after being concerned that inmates were being taken to Russia, and ended up in Bucharest. This is oral testimony only and I have found no records to tell me where it might have been.

In addition my non-Jewish Transylvanian mother and grandmother were in a DP camp called Nonnenhof (I have their papers). I believe it to have been somewhere near Heidelberg. I can find no records that it existed, but the papers are quite clear that it did. They are in French so it must have been in the French Zone.

I have found information on DP camps hard to trace. Now we have a link, if I find any more, I will add it here.

Best Wishes
Nicola Keller


Rose Feldman
 

The JOINT has at least one collection of cards dealing with displaced person after WWII.  IGRA will be releasing a list from the JOINT in our collections in the next few montsh.
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Rose Feldman
Israel Genealogy Research Association
Winner of 2017 IAJGS Award for Volunteer of the Year  
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Ilan Ganot
 

a. Try searching the Arolsen Archives for your grandmother's sister name:
https://arolsen-archives.org/en/search-explore/search-online-archive/
b. Try searching the Yad Vashem Pages of Testimony (PoT) database for her name as a testimony submitter (use the Advanced Search tool):
https://yvng.yadvashem.org/advanced-search.html?language=en 

Ilan Ganot
Holon, Israel
MMWS co-webmaster
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itencorinne@...
 

Hi Deborah

You didn't mention if your relative was in a DP Camp in Germany or in Austria or in Romania.
The records for the DP-Camps in Germany ar held by the Arolsen Archives. I'm not sure if they also have records from Austria.
As far as I know there are not all records online they have in their Archives and not all online records are already indexed.
So if you don't find some records about the people you are looking for on their Online Archives, you can write to them.

Hi Nicola

Are the papers from the DP Camp Nonnenhof you mention from the Arolsen Archives Online?
I found out that there was a DP Camp Nonnenhof in Sigmaringen, this was in the French occupied zone.
Sigmaringen is situated in South Württemberg, Heidelberg is situated in North Baden.

For records of the DP Camp Nonnenhof in Sigmaringen see here:
https://digitalcollections.its-arolsen.org/03010102/place/view/1057003

Regards
Corinne Iten
Switzerland


Steve Stein
 

You may want to start your search at http://www.dpcamps.org/, which may lead you to where you may find records.

Steve Stein
Highland Park, NJ USA


tzipporah batami
 

CAPS AND BOLD ARE ACCOMODATION. YIVO AND ITS SISTER ORGANIZATION AND LIBRARY, CENTER FOR JEWISH EDUCATION OR CJE HAVE DIGITAL LISTS FOR ALL DP CAMPS. WHEN YOU ASK FOR YOURS, CAN YOU ALSO KINDLY ASK FOR A CENTRAL LINK TO POST HERE FOR MANY OF US? THEY ALSO HAVE MANY PHOTOS TAKEN IN THE DP CAMPS.

FEIGIE TEICHMAN


Sherri Bobish
 

Nicola:

Nonnenhof in The Arolsen Archives:

https://dpcampinventory.its-arolsen.org/uebersicht-zonen/franzoesische-zone/dp-camps/?tx_itssearch_itssearch%5Baction%5D=search&tx_itssearch_itssearch%5Bcontroller%5D=Its&cHash=50d631fc03dd81b4d5b90bd34976f63d
  • Distrikt

    Ort

  • Süd

    Sigmaringen

    OrtSigmaringen

    RegionDP French

    DistriktSüd

     

    Name/ Funktion/ Gebäude Adresse des CampsDP-Camp Nonnenhof

    Eröffnung/Ersterwähnung

    Schließung/ Letztmalige Erwähnung

    Belegstärke

    Kapazität

    Nationalitäten

    Assembly Center

    Assembly Center (ab 09.1948)

    DPACS Nummer

    Military Government Detachment

    UNRRA Assembly-Center-Team587

    Team-DirektorJ. Gerbier

    Field Supervisor (mit Standort)Waldsee

    Area Team 01.06.1947

    Area

    Aktenlage ITS und andere Archive

    ITS: div. Dokumente zu Camp Nonnenhof, Dok-ID. 82020546-82020559

    Bemerkungen

 


Lewis, Megan
 

The Arolsen Archives has DP camp records for the American, British and French zones, as well as for Austria and Italy.

The World Jewish Congress had survivors in Romania fill out questionnaires in 1945.  USHMM indexed them as part of the World Memory Project.  You can search these records in our Holocaust Survivors and Victims Names database, www.ushmm.org/online/hsv/source_view.php?SourceId=19805.  This is the direct link to this specific collection.

Megan Lewis, reference librarian
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum 


ntc52@...
 

I know that my mother was in Iserlohn, North Rhine, Germany, dp camp but haven't found any lists and would very much be interested to do so. She was raised RC but was actually ethnically Jewish..
I have found the following useful:
dpcamps.org/dpcampseurop.html -lists the  dp camps in Germany 
dpcamps.org/dpcampsmap  - which shows how Germany was divided into zones 1946
www.straty.pl/   fpnp.pl    search for repressed persons
arolsen /ITS tracing service
USHMM
Facebook group  'sons & daughters of displaced Poles from WW11
I hope that this helps.
Noreen Clark (Szczepanski & Mrozowska)


DBarany
 

Update on my search....

This morning I received records from the Arolsen Archives regarding my great aunt. She survived Auschwitz and Buchenwald
Arrived in Haifa Israel in 1948.

Thank you all for sharing your resources and expertise.

With Gratitude,

Deborah Barany