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Wels Displaced Persons Camp, Austria, 1945-1959 (?)
City Archive: Stadtarchiv
Tel. (07242) [0043 7242] 235
City of Wels:
Magistrat der Stadt Wels
4600 Wels, Stadtplatz 1
Tel. 0043 (7242) 235-0
11/7/04 Hi Olga
I was searching on the web and found your site. I lived in many DP camps according to my paperwork. My last known address was D.P. Settlement 1006, Wienerstr. 24, Wels, Austria. As yet, I have been unable to find any information. Do you have any information regarding this camp? I would very much appreciate it.
I came to this country in 1948 under the Child Welfare office of the IRO (International Refugee Organization) in Linz for displaced persons. I have never been able to find any information regarding family.
Any information that you might have would be greatly appreciated. Kind regards Jim Fedyk Connecticut, USA
I was born in the Wels, Austria DP camp in 1947. My parents were born in Dobre, Poland and survived the war in Russia. My oldest brother was born in Kazakstan, Russia. I have a few pictures of the DP camp but little info. Thanks for your site. Morris Powazek Claremont, California
Photos provided to us by Morris Powazek
Photo compliments of Austrian Picture Archives http://www.bildarchiv.at/
BOOKS: U.S. Army. 328th Inf Regt. History
of the Three Hundred Twenty-Eighth Infantry Regiment: 12 February to VE
Day, 9 May 1945. Wels, Austria: Verlagsdrückerei
Wels, 1945. 46 p. #603-328.1945/2.
Author: Magistrat der Stadt Wels.
Title: List of former concentration camp prisoners buried at Wels, Austria, in 1945 name list. Description: .25 in. Notes: Consists of a copy of a list of names of concentration camp inmates who died at Wels, Austria, mostly in May 1945, and were buried in the city cemetery there. The list provides the first and last names of the victims and, in some cases, their place and date of birth, and place and date of death. Standard citation for US Holocaust Research Institute Archives Magistrat der Stadt Wels, Austria. The Magistrat der Stadt Wels supplied a copy of the name list to Ernest Willinger in Aug 1990....Pulled for catalog 24 Sep 1993. Control No.: DCHY582-A [December 2000] Jewishgen cemetary project. http://www.jewishgen.org