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Certificate - Eligibility as Refugee, Issued to Barbara Condurateanu, Germany, 1 Feb 1950 Document Reg. No: HT 587

Summary:
Official certificate of Eligibility issued to Barbara Condurateanu, by the International Refugee Organisation in the British Zone of Germany, on 1 February 1950.

Barbara Condurateanu was a Romanian refugee who spent World War II in a Russian POW camp and being repatriated back to Romania, when she caught the wrong train and ended up in a German Displaced Persons camp. In the camp she met fellow Romanian refugee Nicolae Condurateanu, who had spent World War II in a German POW camp. The couple married in 1948 at the A1 Heetre Camp and immigrated to Australia in 1950, where Nicolae worked in a Tea factory and Barbara at the Four and Twenty Pie factory. They had no family in Australia and had to rely on each other for support eventually purchasing a house and establishing a life in their new country.
Description:
Rectangular cream certificate with extensive typed black text in English, signed in blue ink and stamped in purple by the International Refugee Organisation. There is a small black and white passport sized photograph of Barbara Condurateanus in the lower half of the certificate.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Carla Lolicato, 2001
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 27.80 cm (Height), 20.00 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: displaced persons, immigration, migrant camps, migrant hostels, migrant reception centres, romanian communities, romanian immigration
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Transport Collection, Getting In, Immigration Museum Exhibition, 2003-2015, United Nations Relief & Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) & International Refugee Organisation (IRO)
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Processing - Planning & Departure
Tertiary Classification: identification
Inscriptions: Text: BRITISH ZONE OF GERMANY - INTERNATIONAL REFUGEE ORGANISATION/ CERTIFICATE OF ELIGIBILITY Stamp: IRO INTERNATIONAL REFUGEE ORGANISATION Includes: extensive text in English
Issued By: International Refugee Organization, Germany, 1 Feb 1950
Issued To: Barbara Condurateanu, Germany, 1 Feb 1950

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