E494, Gleiwitz O/S
Thu Aug 6, 2015 10:54

Hello Barbara,

O/S is Ober-Schlesien (Upper Silesia, the region in which Lamsdorf and the Working parties were situated. E494 always appears on lists as E494 Gleiwitz Ost (Gleiwitz East) and this seems to have been the railway station now known as Gliwice Sośnica. It doesn't seem to be used now, though the railway is in use and you can still see some buildings there - follow this link: https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gliwice_So%C5%9Bnica
Gleiwitz Ost appears on this 1938 German map of railway routes, and you can see that it is 4.53 km from Gleiwitz Hbf (main station): http://www.klauserbeck.de/Kilometrierung/Tabelle8/GleiwitzHbf/GleiwitzHbf.htm
As your uncle was doing railway work, this could well have been his location.

  • E494 Gleiwitz o/sBarbara Smith, Wed Aug 5 21:45
    There has been a lot recently on the forum about E22 Gleiwitz. I wonder if anyone has any info on E494, Gleiwitz O/S. My uncle was here in 1940, possibly doing railway work before being sent into... more
    • E494, Gleiwitz O/S — Philip Baker, Thu Aug 6 10:54
      • Gleiwitz o/sBarbara Smith, Thu Aug 6 11:56
        Thanks for info Phillip. I was assuming my uncle was doing railway wor. Was rather hoping another member may know of someone who was at this camp.
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