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Document - Good Conduct Statement, Issued to Bretislav Lukes, 11 Aug 1949 Document Reg. No: HT 8021

Good Conduct Statement from IRO Area 3 Camp in Eichstatt, it was issued to Bretislav Lukes 11 August 1949. The slip states that Bretislav was not arrested or imprisoned while in residence nor involved in criminal activity. Born 12 January 1922 in Stankou in Czechoslovakia, Bretislav claims to have worked for the Germans during the war in Junkers aircraft factory. He migrated to Australia in 1950 after spending time in an IRO camp following World War Two. Sent to Bonegilla upon arrival, Bretislav completed his compulsory employment at Australian Iron and Steel at Port Kembla, probably on the Snowy Hydro-electric Scheme. When his two year labour contract was completed he moved to Melbourne where he lived for the rest of his life, although he did return to Czechoslovakia and other parts of Europe to visit friends and family.
Discoloured cream piece of paper, with black typed text, signature in red ink and purple stamp 'DP Police Camp Eichstatt, IRO Area No 3 Bayem'
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Peter Schafer, 2004
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 8.40 cm (Width), 20.35 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, immigrant voyages, displaced persons, migrant camps, czechoslovakian communities, czechoslovakian immigration
Themes this item is part of: Bretislav Lukes, Czechoslovakian Migrant, 1950, United Nations Relief & Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) & International Refugee Organisation (IRO)
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Processing - Planning & Departure
Tertiary Classification: identification
Inscriptions: IRO Area 3/Camp OMF 343 Eichstatt/GOOD CONDUCT STATEMENT.
Issued By: International Refugee Organization, Germany, 11 Aug 1949
Issued To: Bretislav Lukes, Germany, 11 Aug 1949

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