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cemeteries

Highland, MI
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cemeteries

I know this is going to be a weird question but, my in-laws were of Ukrainian and Polish heritage and during WWII were in work camps in this area. After the war they stayed in the area and had a son who was only 17 months old when he died. My sister in law is traveling to Poland and Germany this summer and we are trying to find where the cemetery could be. My father in law said it was in Alderstaut (forgive my spelling) a village outside of Schwangau. He said it was where the DP camp people were buried. Does any one know if this cemetery still exists and where it is?

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Augsburg
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Servus mibeachlover,

I think you mean Altenstadt near Schongau. In Altenstadt was a camp for DP so maybe also a cemetery.

I found this on the german site of wikipedia about the DP camp

Nach dem Ende des Zweiten Weltkriegs 1945 gehörte Altenstadt zur Amerikanischen Besatzungszone. Die amerikanische Militärverwaltung richtete ein DP-Lager ein zur Unterbringung so genannter Displaced Persons (DP). Die meisten von ihnen stammten aus Polen. Das Lager wurde von der UNRRA betreut und 1950 aufgelöst.

Best you would contact the city of Altenstadt, Website is www.altenstadt-obb.de

Highland, MI
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Thank you so much.

Augsburg
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Wish you good luck.

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