This collection contains the documents of the Schramm family, a family of Bessarabian Germans who were moved to German territory
during World War II. The documents include pre-war military papers; resettlement documents; naturalization and employment
papers; and some letters, including personal correspondence.
The Bessarabia Germans lived in the Russian land of Bessarabia between 1814 and 1940. Because of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact
in 1939, ethnic Germans, including the Bessarabia Germans, were relocated to Germany and German-occupied territories in order
to fulfill the Nazi idea of Lebensraum.
0.42 Linear Feet
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