[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Labour Camp Death Records

Nelson Itterman colnels at telus.net
Wed Jun 30 20:23:16 PDT 2004

You must remember the circumstances that they lived. In what was really an
alien land among people who you would like to trust as neighbors, but not
knowing whether you could or not. In my Uncle Joseph's interrogation, there
were people in the same collective farm, even the same church congregation,
that testified against him. I have been told by a former KGB official that
it went real hard on these people who acted as spies.. Most of them were
executed out of hand after they testified. They could not go back to where
they had been living..They could not be protected by the KGB. The same thing
happened every communist country, and particulary in Germany during the war.
Nelson Itterman
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Claudia Kittel" <dougclau at cybertime.net>
To: <JSchu9014 at aol.com>
Cc: "Volhynia List" <ger-poland-volhynia at eclipse.sggee.org>
Sent: Wednesday, June 30, 2004 7:41 PM
Subject: RE: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Labour Camp Death Records

> Do you think the reason we are having so much trouble finding
> information could be that these people were running away from their
> heritage and didn't talk about whom their parents were so they wouldn't
> get caught and sent home?  I am researching my mom's family, and can't
> find anything out, either.  My grandmother told my mom some things, but
> my grandfather wouldn't even talk about the old country or anything.  I
> remember my mom's cousins discussing the fact that their mom wouldn't
> say anything either.  It's very strange.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: JSchu9014 at aol.com [mailto:JSchu9014 at aol.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 30, 2004 5:34 PM
> To: dougclau at cybertime.net
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> Subject: Re: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Labour Camp Death Records
> My great grandfather Christian Haupt was Evangelical Lutheran.  My
> grandfather, Edward Christian Haupt was baptized in 1891 in the Zhitomir
> Evangelical Lutheran Church, District of St. Petersburg.  As to what
> Christian Haupt's profession was, I do not know.  As far as I know
> Edward and Bernerd Haupt (brothers) were the only two members of
> Christian and Wilhelmine (nee Mincho) Haupt's children to leave Europe.
> Edward went first to Edmonton Canada and then settled in Minneapolis,
> Minnesota.  Bernerd stayed in Canada and raised a family there.
> There may have been brothers and sisters of great grandfather Christian
> Haupt who immigrated to the East coast, but as I have mentioned, I have
> hit a brick wall in my research on Christian Haupt.  I cannot even
> discover the names of his parents nor do I know from what part of Europe
> they originally came.
> Janice
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