[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] EWZ Files & Deportation to Siberia

Nelson Itterman colnels at telus.net
Mon Feb 18 15:09:34 PST 2008

Hello Kyle:
You can search the EWZ films for the Zietz family only if they were in a
German Refugee Camp at the end of the war. If they were still in Volhynia, I
don't believe there are any Russian Records available. However if they were
in Germany at the end of the war you can search the EWZ film #2098652. You
can order this film from any Family Research Centre of the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints. The Research Centers in Saskatchewan are at
Kindersley, Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon. You will have to
go to the Center to order the Film from Salt Lake City. 


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[mailto:ger-poland-volhynia-bounces at eclipse.sggee.org] On Behalf Of Kyle
Sent: February-12-08 6:24 PM
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Subject: Re: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] EWZ Files & Deportation to Siberia

Hello SGGEE members,

    I am asking for some help on my Zietz family from Ekaterinoslav, Russia
(southern Ukraine).  They were German Russians.  My great-great grandfather,
Bernhard Zietz (originally Sietz?) and his family immigrated in December
1923-January 1924 as I have mentioned in previous postings.  His father,
Peter, died in 1916 in Russia.
     Bernhard's mother and siblings were still in Ekaterinoslav during WWII.
I was wondering what records might be available for deportations to Siberia
or EWZ files.  I am not really familiar with EWZ files but I believe that
they were recorded for German Russians during WWII?  Did they include the
German Russians that got deported to Siberia to work in the salt mines?

    I have been told that one of Bernhard's brothers, Aloysius, was killed
by revolutionists during the Russian Revolution as he was a student at the
university of Moscow.  I understand that they were prime targets for
Revolutionists.  Another brother, George, died at a young age.  Bernhard
helped George's widow immigrate to Canada.  From her he found out that his
mother, Regina (Malinovsky) Zietz and a brother, Joseph, were sent to
Siberia to work in the salt mines there. 
Bernhard's mother, Regina, was 71 at the time of her deportation.  I would
think that she would be unable to do much labour in salt mines at that age?

    If someone could help me out on this subject, that would be greatly

    Greetings from the Saskatchewan winter,

    Kyle Sattler

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