[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Prison in Ukraine?

Rachael Patterson patterson.rachael at gmail.com
Sat Mar 29 13:02:38 PDT 2014

RE: Jim Stange:

My grandfather (family lore) was imprisoned during WWI accused of being a
spy. He was a part of the German colonization along the Vistula River near
Plotsk and that was an area of conscription for Volksdeutsche (ethnic
Germans) into the Russian army. He tried to get out of the war by having
his trigger fingers severed (along with a comrade f his) when the troop
train pulled in to take the troops to the Front Line. He was later
imprisoned being accused of being a spy.

My research came up with a POW camp near Dubovka; this camp existed during
that time-frame and in that vicinity, which housed German prisoners of war.
I have no definitive proof; however, my grandmother was also exiled at that
time to the same area Saratov along the Volga River, (a POW camp had been
setup near the settlement of Dubovka along the west bank of the Volga River
fifty miles northeast of Sarato), where she was able to get my grandfather
released. Documents prove the deportation of deutsche Lutheraner
(German Lutherans)
to the area. My family records pinpoint that area (Tsaritsyn, then renamed
Stalingrad, current-day Volgograd) as the births of my grandparents two
children before they were allowed release after WWI to return to their
German colonies that then had become Polish ruled (Poland the 2nd Polish
Republic, no longer under the Russian Empire rule).

Here's a link relating similar POW activity during that time-frame with
same placenames:


"*Yevhen Konovalets - *In 1915 he was taken prisoner of
war<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prisoner_of_war> by
the Russians during the battles near the mountain Makivka (Carpathian
Mountains <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carpathian_Mountains>) and interned
in a POW camp <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prisoner-of-war_camp> near
Tsaritsyn <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsaritsyn>, Chornyi
In 1916 he was transferred into the concentration
 near Dubovka <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dubovka,_Volgograd_Oblast>. "

This Dubovka is in Volgograd Oblast the same area of my grandmother's exile.

There was a Polish POW camp in Lutsk abt 1919.

Good-luck in your research,

Rachael Patterson

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