In 1939 Poland was divided between Germany and the Soviet Union
as a result of the Ribbentrop-Molotov agreement. One of the terms of this
agreement was that German ethnics were to be relocated from the Russian area to
the German area. This database is a partial extraction of the records
kept of these relocations.
More information about these records including how to get original copies and how to use them is found in our help file.
These records contains many errors of varying severity from trivial to significant. We have spent many hours trying to resolving issues but it has not been possible in all cases. These records were taken from microfilms of carbon copies (not originals) which themselves were typed in a noisy room with immigrants giving their information verbally to the officers, often from their memory. Often alternate spellings or dates are given in the NOTES section.
Corrections and/or Additions to the Resettlement films: GGD did not feel we could legitimately "change" the extracted records, but because numerous interested persons have notified us that their family data was in error or that more info could be added to these records, GGD has included a Correction Index of Names and reference numbers (referenced numbers as found in the Resettlement films). This Corrections Index includes the name and contact information of person submitting this information on their family, as well as the corrected and/or additional information. GGD has not verified these corrections/changes, but is simply including them as submitted to us in an effort to aid as much as possible your search for more information on your families. If you wish to inquire about contacting a submitter's entry, or adding or correcting any info, contact the GGD Secretary. All entries will be given a code for members or a disguised e-mail address to avoid spamming.
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