The following photos were taken by my grandfather’s cousin sometime around 1994 during his visit back to Pommern. During this trip, he saw Kolberg and took numerous photos of the city, including the St. Marien Domkirche, Rathaus, Strand (beach), harbor, lighthouse, and streets. A lot has changed in Kolberg over 25 years, and the city […]

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It is a little-known fact that immigration records in Pomerania used to be kept by the police departments in county-level divisions. These records give much more insight than most would imagine, including descriptions of appearances, those traveling with, and supporting documentation for the emigrant. Sometimes, one can gain a better understanding of why the person […]

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My Father: Erich Otto Albert Bonneß Oldest son of seven siblings (four sons and three daughters) Born on February 17, 19– In Sternin, Kreis Kolberg-Körlin As a child, he moved with his parents to Damgard, Neu Quetzin, and Zernin. Profession: farmer in Zernin My Mother: Hedwig Helene Elwine Ramm Oldest daughter of three siblings (one son […]

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Neugersdorf from then until today Fate of many families after 1945. (This too belongs to the history of Neugersdorf.) Excerpt from my life’s story: childhood from 1941 to 1956 Outbreak of World War II, September 1, 1939. German troops cross the Polish border. March 1940: German troops occupy Denmark and Norway. Two brothers from my […]

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