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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