Biographical / Historical
Resettlement programs began in 1939 as a result of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. They were put in place in order to encourage
or force the Volksdeutsche (ethnic Germans living abroad) to return to their homeland. Resettlement of the Bessarabian Germans
began in 1940. The Volksdeutsche were first put in camps while they were racially evaluated. Once they passed inspection they
were given territory and property taken from expelled Poles.
Scope and Contents
Various documents regarding the resettlement of the Schramm family; Camp passports; documentation of property confiscated
from Poles that was granted to the Schramm family.