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Certificate - Identity, Issued to Nicolae Condurateanu, 7 Mar 1950 Document Reg. No: HT 588

Summary:
Official certificate of Identity issued to Nicolae Condurateanu, by the International Refugee Organisation in the British Zone of Germany, on 7 March 1950. The certificate was issued to allow Nicolae to migrate to Australia.

Nicolae Condurateanu was a Romanian who was placed in a POW camp during World War II in Germany. He met his wife Barbara, also a Romanian, when she caught the wrong train and ended up in a German Displaced Persons camp, where Nicolae was Barbara had spent World War II in a Russian POW camp and was meant to have been on a train back to Romania. 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:
Beige coloured foolscap document with extensive black text, personal details typed in and signed and dated in blue ink. The document has been stamped by the International Refugee Organisation in Fallingbostel, Germany and the Australian Military Mission, Germany.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Carla Lolicato, 2001
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 32.80 cm (Height), 19.80 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: immigration, displaced persons, migrant hostels, migrant camps, migrant reception centres, romanian communities, romanian immigration
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Transport Collection, United Nations Relief & Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) & International Refugee Organisation (IRO)
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Processing - Planning & Departure
Tertiary Classification: identification
Inscriptions: Text: INTERNATIONAL REFUGEE ORGANIZATION / CERTIFICATE OF IDENTITY FOR THE PURPOSE OF IMMIGRATION TO AUSTRALIA / Serial No: 032304 Stamp: IRO / INTERNATIONAL REFUGEE ORGANISATION / FALLINGBOSTEL Stamp: AUSTRALIAN MILITARY MISSION GERMANY 10 Includes: extensive text
Issued By: International Refugee Organization, Fallingbostel, Lower Saxony, Germany, 7 Mar 1950
Issued By: Australian Military Mission, Germany, 7 Mar 1950
Issued To: Nicolae Condurateanu, Germany, 7 Mar 1950

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