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Soviet Work Camp Interrogation Record and Death Report
by Dennis Bauer, 11 Nov 2011
Published at DVHH.org by Jody McKim Pharr 31 Jan 2013

I had written to the German Red Cross some time ago inquiring about information on my cousin, Anna Eisele of Batsch, who was sent to a Russian work camp (coal mine in the Ukraine) in December 1944 and never return. 

Personal Note: Documents supplied by the Deutsches Rotes Kreuz (German Red Cross), Munich, Germany to Dennis J. Bauer (cousin of Anna Eisele) of Levittown, PA, USA, on 10 October 2011. Obtained from the Russian State Military Archives, Moskau (RGWA).  Original in Russian, translation by Asya Galperin on 2 November 2011. Previous information from German Red Cross; Antrazit (Camp Krassnyji#7256/1201 in Lutsch, Woroschilowgradskaja) Ukraine. This Soviet work camp was located in the anthracite coal region of the Donet basin.

The packet arrived 11 Nov 2011 from the German Red Cross indicating that some of the Russian Military Archive records has been opened to the public.  In the packet was her interrogation record and death report (in Russian). What a find. I am lucky that a co-worker of mine is from the Ukraine and translated the documents for me.  Perhaps others can be as lucky as me and find out this type information.  She died of Typhus in the camp on 14 November 1945.  Here is the info provided (translation):

People’s Commissariat of Internal Affairs (NKVD - ÍĘÂÄ)
Camp__   1201 Battalion, File # 46811 of 32519

(Interrogation of 19 March 1945)

Name: Izene, Anna Josephna (sic, Eisele, Anna, father’s given name - Josef)

Gender: Female

Born: 1918, Batsch, Batschka, Yugoslavia

Father: Izene, Josef – born 1890

Mother: Izene, Maria – born 1892

Possessions: None

Nationality: German

Religion: Catholic

Member of any Party: None

Language spoken: German    /    Other languages spoken: Yugoslavian

Profession: ?

Education: General

Ever lived or been to USSR: No

Relatives in USSR: No

Criminal record and in what countries: None

Arrest date: 11 January 1945 in Yugoslavia

Height: 160 cm

Build: Average

Hair: Black

Eyes: Brown

Other notes: Passed away 14 November 1945

Details of death/burial: Typhus - Buried: at camp - Signed: ­­­Doctor Novachek, Soviet Red Army, 14 November 1945


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