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Certificate - Identity, Issued to Barbara Condurateanu, 19 Apr 1950 Document Reg. No: HT 827

Official certificate of Identity issued to Barbara Condurateanu, by the International Refugee Organisation in the British Zone of Germany, on 19 April 1950. The certificate was issued to allow Barbara to migrate to Australia.

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.
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, 2002
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 33.00 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, United Nations Relief & Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) & International Refugee Organisation (IRO)
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Processing - Planning & Departure
Tertiary Classification: identification
Issued By: International Refugee Organization, Fallingbostel, Lower Saxony, Germany, 19 Apr 1950
Issued By: Australian Military Mission, Germany, 19 Apr 1950
Issued To: Barbara Condurateanu, Germany, 19 Apr 1950

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