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Document - Camp Accommodation, Issued to Bretislav Lukes, 29 Sep 1949 Document Reg. No: HT 8024

Camp Accommodation slip for IRO camp in Hindenburg, it was issued to Bretislav Lukes 27 September 1949. The slip has been signed by a camp billeting officer and contains information about Bretislav Lukes' camp accommodation and includes reference to 8 people, hut and section numbers. 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 slip of paper, with black typed text, annotations in black ink and pencil annotations on reverse
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Peter Schafer, 2004
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 9.80 cm (Width), 20.20 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: Written in Czech
Issued By: International Refugee Organization, Germany, 29 Sep 1949
Issued To: Bretislav Lukes, Germany, 29 Sep 1949

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