[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Stakein refugee centre, PS

Paul Rakow rakow at ifh.de
Thu Apr 26 11:49:33 PDT 2012

   Hello again Emilie,

       I looked for other post WWI refugee centres, I found a list in the
  book "Migration und Politik in der Weimarer Republik" by Jochen Oltmer.

     He lists 9 refugee camps (Heimkehrlager) in 1921:

    J"uterbog, Zeithain, Zittau, Lockstedt, Neisse, Heilsberg,
  Altengrabow, Zossen and Risloh.

    There were about 10,000 refugees in total in the camps, Zeithain
  (the one where my relations were) was the largest.

     None of those is a close match for Stakein - Zeithain might be
  the closest in sound.

               Paul Rakow
               rakow at ifh.de

  "Emilie Whitson" <this_is_emilie at hotmail.com> wrote: 
>> 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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