|At Heilbronn, Germany the UNRRA moved refugees into a building hit just weeks earlier by aerial bombardment. Photo: UNRRA & M. Wyman |
City archive: Stadtarchiv
10/14/04 Dear Ms. Kaczmar, I am a US-based producer for German television. We are working on a documentary about life in the post-war years in the American zone in southwestern Germany, in cities and towns such as Stuttgart, Ulm, Heidelberg, Heilbronn, Pforzheim, etc. I am in search of people who were Displaced Person in the region, and of American officers of the Occupation authorities and UNRRA representatives who were assigned to the area. I would be grateful if you could give me any leads. If I could get replys within 3-4 weeks, that would be great. Best wishes Konrad Ege
Heilbronner Bürgerstiftung in Gründung
Oberbürgermeister Helmut Himmelsbach
|Heilbronn camp. The first camps were usually primitive, and open-air cooking appeared frequently in the early weeks after the war. Photo: American Friends Service Comm. & M. Wyman|
2/10/05 Dear Olga,
Note from Olga: See also Neckargatach listing on the N page. Sofia sent us some photos of the camp:
This is the DP camp (where we lived until 1956) in Neckargartach, Heilbronn, taken around 1957/ 1958...it is now a children's playground.
All thanks have to go to you Olga, & Elle Andra-Warner in sending me to different site's in my search. Since then I have learned where I was born (Hohenfels, Bavaria). It has been a bitter/sweet search!