We have recently had visitors from Germany at the Heritage Centre, keen to know about Prisoner of War Camp 13.
Werner and Ursula Alt travelled especially to Murchison to discover some detail about the Camp as Werner’s uncle Friedrich Alt and Ursula’s father Heinz Ims were held in Camp 13 during the Second World War. We were able to show them items and documents relating to the Camp, and they were very interested in the art work by Hans Walter von Gruenewaldt.
Warwick Finlay was able to show them where the Camp was located although a close look was not possible as the Camp site is on private land.
Australian War Memorial website and also National Archives website can provide documents and photographs of POW’s from Camp 13 and we were able to introduce this source of information to our visitors which they had not known about previously. Both papers and photos are available for Friedrich and Heinz via these websites.
Werner and Ursula were delighted to find out so much more than they had known before and will now be able to fill in some detail about their family history.