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Note - Handwritten Message, German, 13 May 1949 Document Reg. No: HT 8022

Handwritten note in German dated 13 May 1949. Part of the note states: 'please see Misters Lukes Bretislav and Szeier Josef, resident of apt 6/401'. 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.
Small discoloured cream piece of paper, with handwritten text in black ink and red stamp 'IRO Luitpold Kaserne, Medical Section Munich'.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Peter Schafer, 2004
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 8.05 cm (Width), 12.50 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: immigration, immigrant voyages, displaced persons, migrant camps, czechoslovakian communities, czechoslovakian immigration
Themes this item is part of: Cultural Diversity Collection, Migration Collection, Bretislav Lukes, Czechoslovakian Migrant, 1950
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Processing - Planning & Departure
Tertiary Classification: medical records
Inscriptions: Written in German
Place & Date Written: Munich, Bavaria, Germany, 13 May 1949
Person Named: Bretislav Lukes, Munich, Germany, 13 May 1949
Organisation Depicted: International Refugee Organization, 13 May 1949

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