Displaced Persons -
DP Camps in Austria, page S
Saalfelden, L. Salzburg (U.S.
Zone), Jews, Team 321, See Salzburg
Saint Marein / St. Marein
Municipal office: Stadtgemeinde
A 5760 Saalfelden am Steinernen Meer
Tel: 0043 797 - 0
Fax: 0043 797 - 50
Saint Martin's Villach / St. Martin's Villach, Land Kaernten (British Zone) - See also Graz camp
DP camp kindergarten; Source USHMM
City Archive: Stadtarchiv Villach
Saint Veit an der Glan / St. Veit an der Glas - See Graz camp
Telephone: 43 (4242) 205 349
10/13/04 Hi Olga;
I was born in ST. MARTIN, VILLACH in 1953. My father's name is GEORGE RUDOLPH MEZEI.
My two older brothers were born in Hungary. We came to the United States in 1956. I also lost my birth certificate, Can help me by telling me how I may obtain one. Greatly Appreciated. MARIA HELENA MEZEI
Salzburg now has it's own page.; DP Hosp. (U.S. zone).
In the town of Salzburg were five DP camps:
Riedenburg (Machne Yehuda) on the "Neutorstrasse,
Camp Herzl (Franz-Josefs-Kaserne) between Schrannengasse and
Camp Mülln 6 DP in Müllner Hauptstrasse 38.
Beth Bialik in the part of Salzburg, called Maxglan.
Beth Trumpeldor in the part of Salzburg, called Gnigl, and
New Palestine (called later Parsch) in the Wiesbauerstrasse 9 in Salzburg-Parsch
(Parsch is also the part of Salzburg)
Other DP camps in the country (province) of Salzburg, outside the city of Salzburg
Puch bei Hallein and
*Kaserne means barracks
Lager GIVAT AVODA (in the Wallnerkaserne*) opened in summer
1946 in the small vollage called "Saalfelden" am Steinernen Meer.
It is important to me to find my displaced- person friend of nearly 60 years
ago--- He was a 12-14 years old and was a Czechoslovakian and living in Salzburg
Austria in 1946. I would like to get us a roster of Czech. displaced persons
living in Salzburg in 1946. I have found that there might have been 600 or so
there but there should not be too many named Joseph and about 14 years old; I
would like to locate him since I am in a position to help him if he needs help----and
I would very much like to go see him under any circumstance. Patronize an old
78 year old sentimenal ex G I. How about the Embassy in Prague? From: floyd
Thank you for responding---I will send the photos in the next few days. By the way, do you know if there was more than one DP camp in Salzverg? They ( the Gilner family) know they were in Salzverg from 1945-1948. Karen Salver
Schurer, St Margareton
I lived for 5 years in a DP camp on the outskirts of Salzburg. The camp was located in Groedig, Austria. It housed hundreds of Donauschwaben refugees, mostly from Yugoslavia. It was called Schwabenlager Groedig. I have a photograph that I can share with anyone who is interested.
Thank You Franz Bohn
Seebach DP Hosp., Land Kaernten (British)
You may be of assistance but I'm looking for information on a camp called Schurer, location is St. Margareton. Have you heard of this camp?
Regards, Adam Bradley
Reply from a reader: Near Knittelfeld, in Styria, is a place called St. Margareton, in Burgenland is a place called St. Margarethen. In Oststyria their is also a place called St. Margareten and it is also a place where there were Jews.
11/14/04: "Seebach was a DP-Heilsätte (cure) in near Millstättersee in Kärnten," writes
Herta. She provided us with the addresses of many of these city offices.
Seeboden in the state of Karnten.
There is the museum of medieval legal history: The history of torture (in German).
Former Seeboden DP camp, maternity hospital in 1994
Market Municipality: Marktgemeinde Seeboden
A 9871 Seeboden
Tel: 0043 4762 81255 - 0
Fax: 0043 4762 82834
This is a transcript of a wartime log kept by Sgt. Thomas Horace Hawksworth:
"I saw the commandant and requested to go up to Marlag (a marine POW camp) and he promised that several marines already in Stalag were to be sent up as soon as transport was available. This was quite obviously an empty promise for on May 2nd 1943 I was sent with other N.C.O.s to Spittal-an-der-Drau in the Tyrol. Now I could really get enthusiastic about this place as I've never seen such beautiful scenery and as the camp was quite small, discipline was easier and we were allowed to go for walks under a guard, of course. I was able to go swimming, sometimes four times a week in a lake called Millstätter See at Seeboden, about 3 km by 1 km. The swimming, scenery and a good commandant combined to make this the best camp I've been in. Often as I sat by this lake looking at the beautiful scenery, it crossed my mind what an ideal place to bring Bunchie and Maureen to for a holiday after the war. I don't believe there was an unfit man among all the British there. I myself was tiptop. Must have been to go three rounds with Jock Sanderson in the two boxing tournaments we held there. The Russians, however, were not so well treated having no Red Cross and insufficient food, with apparently no constitution to withstand this life, they simply died off like flies. There must be millions of mass graves throughout Germany." For
more of Hawksworth's story, see: http://www.btinternet.com/~stalag18a/thomashawksworth.html
Spittal, has sits own page, an der Drau, Kärnten, Austria , Land Kaernten (British
zone) Slovenians, Lithuanians, Ukrainians
Stadl-Paura - located in
the district Wels-Land in Upper Austria
Official website: http://www.stadl-paura.at/
Birdeye view of Stadl-Paura
||Museum exhibit of camp with building layout and photos
Photos supplied by Klaus Fohringer ;
source: Virtual Museum of Upper Austria (http://www.ooegeschichte.at/)
Cabins for residents of Stadl Paura
(Stoyr, Land Upper Austria) (U.S. Zone)
A 8010 Graz
(zuständig Mr. Dr. Obersteiner, he is a very nice man, really)
email: email@example.com or general email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: +43 (316) 877 4028
Fax: +43 (316) 877 2934
Forced workers in Steiermark website in German
travel to Steiermark
UNRRA-Teams / Steiermark (GB):
Team 314 Kobenz, Bad Schallerbach children center (US ?), Admont (?)
Team 327 Leoben
...responsible for camps: Trofaiach (?),
Team 328 Kapfenberg
Team 333 Graz
...responsible for camps: Leibnitz (?),
Team 334 Admont (10/45: Director Novarine)
Team 335 Judenburg
City Archive: Stadtarchiv
Tel. (07252) [0043 7252] 25711 340
Steyr Castle Library Schlossbibliothek Steyr
Tel: +43 (7252) 3253
Many other Steyr links: http://www.theatrelibrary.org/sibmas/idpac/europe/ats009.html#2
Your website has been very helpful for finding information about DP camps.
My wife was born in 1947 in what has always been called Steier DP Camp
near Linz. Is there something standing there to be seen? Are there any
records to be found that would list her birth? We hope to visit in the
begining of August. Do you think there is something to see? Is there reading
material to be had before we get there? Thank you in advance for your help and guidance. Eliezer Langer / Italy
3/15/05 Dear Olga:
I was born in 1941(?) in eastern Russia or Belarus. I was in a DP camp in
Austria in 1948 and maybe prior, before emmigrating to Canada. My brother
was born in 1947 in a camp near Steyr. My mother's name was Rochela Polasznska
(may have several different spellings.) My brother's biological father was
Szoel Hersz Popiolek. I would appreciate any information regarding the camp
and the occupants as I am trying to piece together my childhood. Thank you.
Jewish camp police at Steyr DP camp
Lots more information on Austria T-Z
European Archives: http://councilforeuropeanstudies.org/resources/libraries-archives?gclid=COawguPSm8ICFVCCMgodPToARw
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