Official certificate of Eligibility issued to Barbara Condurateanu, by the International Refugee Organisation in the British Zone of Germany, on 1 February 1950.

Barbara Condurateanu was a Romanian refugee who spent World War II in a Russian POW camp and being repatriated back to Romania, when she caught the wrong train and ended up in a German Displaced Persons camp. In the camp she met fellow Romanian refugee Nicolae Condurateanu, who had spent World War II in a German POW camp. The couple married in 1948 at the A1 Heetre Camp and immigrated to Australia in 1950, where Nicolae worked in a Tea factory and Barbara at the Four and Twenty Pie factory. They had no family in Australia and had to rely on each other for support eventually purchasing a house and establishing a life in their new country.

Physical Description

Rectangular cream certificate with extensive typed black text in English, signed in blue ink and stamped in purple by the International Refugee Organisation. There is a small black and white passport sized photograph of Barbara Condurateanus in the lower half of the certificate.

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