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Letter - To Barbara Condurateanu, Melbourne, 11 Feb 1956 Document Reg. No: HT 601

Letter addressed to Barbara Condurateanu from her mother, dated 11 February 1956. It is written in a German dialect.

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.
Hand written letter in blue ink on discoloured gridded paper.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Carla Lolicato, 2001
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 20.80 cm (Height), 14.80 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: Settlement - Cultural & Social Life
Tertiary Classification: correspondence
Inscriptions: Text: 11.II 1956 / Liebe Geherte Frau / Wellisch! [extensive hand written text]
Other Association (See Comments): Romania, 11 Feb 1956

This letter was sent by Barbara's mother.
Addressed To: Barbara Condurateanu, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 11 Feb 1956

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