[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Stakein refugee centre

Richard Benert benovich at imt.net
Wed Apr 25 18:27:13 PDT 2012


I can't help you with your "Stakein," (although I'm very curious about it), 
but my guess is that your "Wotz" is the Polish city of Lodz. My wife tells 
me that the Polish "L" with the slash through it is pronounced "W".

Dick B.

From: "Emilie Whitson" <this_is_emilie at hotmail.com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 12:33 PM
To: <ger-poland-volhynia at eclipse.sggee.org>
Subject: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Stakein refugee centre

> Hello  I am looking for information regarding the refugee centre I know as 
> "Stakein". My Great-Grandmother Emma Zimmer (or Ziemer) was born there in 
> in 1916. Her family fled Volodomyrets (Vladimirers) Volhynia sometime 
> between 1913 and 1916. I have searched but I cannot find any record of 
> such a place. For some reason family members seem to think this camp was 
> located in E. Germany but I have nothing to substantiate it. Her entry 
> documents to Canada state she was born in "Wotz" but I cannot find a 
> record of this place either. Her parents (Emil Ziemer and Emilie Stuike) 
> and 6  of her siblings were all born in Volhynia.  Thank you, Emilie 
> Whitson
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