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Booklet - National Identity, Issued to Bretislav Lukes, Czechoslovakia, 1940 Document Reg. No: HT 8039 1

Summary:
National Identity booklet titled 'Bupgerliche Legitimation' (in German) and 'Obcanska Legitimage' (in Czech), it was issued to Bretislav Lukes in 1940. This booklet was carried by all Czech nationals and is written in both Czech and German, it includes a photograph, personal details and a physical description. 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.
Description:
Grey fold out booklet with black printed text, annotations in blue ink stamped 6 times with 'Ceskomoravska-Kolben-Danek'; photo glued inside front cover. With metal stud
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Peter Schafer, 2004
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 0.35 cm (Height), 8.50 cm (Width), 13.30 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: immigration, immigrant voyages, displaced persons, identifications, 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: identification
Inscriptions: Written in Czech
Place & Date Issued: Ceskomoravska-Kolben-Danek, Czechoslovakia, 1940
Issued To: Bretislav Lukes, Czechoslovakia, 1940

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