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Certificate - Eligibility as Refugee, Issued to Barbara Condurateanu, Germany, 1 Feb 1950 Reg. No: HT 587
- 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.
- 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
|Dimensions:||27.80 cm (Height), 20.00 cm (Length)|
|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|
|Secondary Classification:||Processing - Planning & Departure|
|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|