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Envelope - Nastase Condurateanu to Nicolae Condurateanu, Germany, circa 1948 Document Reg. No: HT 594

Summary:
Envelope addressed to Nicolae Condurateanu, from Nastase Condurateanu. It was sent to hime while he was in a German Displaced Persons camp, following World War Two.

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:
Worn pink coloured envelope. Contains one side handwritten address sent to in Germany and other side handwritten address of sender in Romania. Includes postmark.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Carla Lolicato, 2001
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 14.00 cm (Height), 15.80 cm (Length)

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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
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Brought Goods
Tertiary Classification: mementoes
Inscriptions: Text: handwritten address sent to in Germany and handwritten address of sender in Romania. Postmark: illegible
Addressed To: Nicolae Condurateanu, Drutte, Braunsehueig, British Zone, Germany, circa 1948
Other Association (See Comments): Bazau, Romania, circa 1948

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