[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Emilie Richert, Lublin area

Karl Krueger dabookk54 at yahoo.com
Sat Nov 10 02:28:58 PST 2007

Hi Barbara,
  First I would like to offer a different opinion than Dick's although I give Dick high esteem. The area you talk about remained under German control until the Russians drove them out in 1945. In the nonaggression pact Stalin allowed ethnic Germans in Polish Volhynia to be taken by Germany and Polish Volhynia then become annexed to the Soviet Union. But where your family was is west of the Bug River and thus remained under German control. All Germans from this area were resettled to Warthegau as Hitler wanted to reclaim the western stretches of Poland for Germany and keep his German arien race protected. In fact Germans as far west as around Warsaw and Piotrkow were resettled.
  My parents lived near your family but I never heard them talk about the German army coming through destroying things. But they did mention there was a Polish military that had great animosity towards Germans at this time so it is possible the Polish military could have still offered resistance to the Germans and your family might have been caught in the middle of it.
  Now to go on to records. It sounds like you have already looked into EWZ. Our Team Lublin has not yet done that region of towns you talk about. Can you give me the Stammblatt number for your family as that corner is coming up on the "to do list".
  You also mention you looked into the Lublin parish records for Emilie's birth in 1874. How did you manage that? You would have had to be at the church in Lublin to do such.
  In the upcoming December SGGEE journal there will be an article I wrote on an indexing project for the Lublin archive. The LDS digitized the entire Lublin archive in 2004 and the article describes how SGGEE is working with the church to make an index of all records on their 71 DVD collection. Ultimately this index will be searchable online and people can order records directly from the church. Please email me in private for additional information.
Richard Stein <ra_stein at telus.net> wrote:
  Hi Barbara,

Sorry, I can't help you with your question about where to find records -
possibly others can. However, it must have been the Russian army, rather
than the German army, that came through in September 1939. Chelm is in
Lublin province which was annexed by Russia in September 1939. This is
confirmed by the fact that your Treichel family was resettled to the part of
Poland annexed by Germany.

Dick Stein

----- Original Message -----
From: "Barb Nakahara" 
Sent: Friday, November 09, 2007 6:11 PM
Subject: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Emilie Richert, Lublin area

> Dear listers
> I am looking for information on my grandmother Emlie Richert
> married to Ludwik Treichel. I have a resettlement record for the family of
> Ludwik Treichel, on which she is listed a Emelia Treichel born Rechert,
> daughter of Wilhelm, and Karolina Lucht, born 18 December 1874 in Ludwiki,
> gm Cycow. Oral history lists Karolina Locht as Emilie's step mother as
> opposed to birth mother. Emilie and Ludwik's children were all born in
> Chelm province, starting with the oldest in March 1897. I have searched
> Lublin parish records but did not find an Emilie Richert born in 1874.
> Where should I look for a record of her birth or marriage?
> In September 1939 the family was living in Lowcza, Chelm.
> the German army came through all the buildings on the Treichel farm were
> burned down. Emilie who was crippled was carried from the burning house
> an underground bunker where she died. Family members who remember that day
> seem to think that she was given a hasty burial right there, however the
> neighbors who shared that bunker are of the opinion that order was
> quickly and that she would have been given a proper burial, possibly at a
> small Luthern cemetery south of nearby Piaski. If there is any record of
> this death, where should I look for it??
> Barbara Nakahara
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