Certificate issued to Katarina Pimenowa (also Kateryna) by the International Refugee Organization (IRO), Sub-HQ Ansbach, Area 3, DPAC Weissenburg, dated 16 May 1949. The certificate states that Katarina Pimenowa has been working with the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) and later IRO Camp Weissenburg as clerk from 15 February 1946 to 18 May 1949.
Kateryna Caurs (nee Pimenow) was born in 1915 in Luzk, Poland. A mechanical engineer, from 1946-49, she worked with the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) and later for the International Refugee Organisation (IRO). In 1950 Kateryna and her mother migrated to Australia. She married Alexander Caurs who was born in Latvia in 1926, and who migrated to Australia in 1948.
Description of Content
Issued by IRO Sub-HQ Ansbach Area 3 DPAC Weissenburg on May 16th, 1949. Certifies that Katarina Pimenowa has been working with UNRRA and later IRO Camp Weissenburg as clerk from 15/2/1946 to 18/5/1949.
Cream paper with black print, signature in black pen and a purple IRO stamp.
Statement of Historical Significance:
The Caurs collection represents the experiences of wartime dislocation and post-war immigration of a family from three cultural backgrounds, Polish, Latvian and Ukrainian. The principle story represented in the collection is that of Kateryna Caurs (nee Pimenow) and is one not often told, that of a professional educated woman, a mechanical engineer, whose qualifications were recognised in Australia.
Bequest from (Estate of) Mrs Kateryna Caurs, Geoffrey Park - McKean & Park
Text: IRO Sub-HQ Ansbach/Area 3/DPAC Weissenburg/May 16th, 1949./Certificate.
Type of item
10.5 cm (Length), 20.4 cm (Width)