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originally posted by: St Udio
yeah, I have....
I found out I came to America under the Refugee Children Act, sponsored by the Roman Catholic Church
I had 5 half brothers who were all deceased from diseases & afflictions they were born with, from 1939 onward @1-2 year pauses
my birth mother was a slave labor, Lithuanian...and I was the only son given her maiden name (nerkeliunas) instead of a married last name (radzivizini)
I filed right exactly before the deadline and the restructuring of all the Federal Agencies...my folder/dossier was 31 pages of documents from Immigration & Justice Department
it was weird to find these facts after I was stationed in Germany, Nuremberg suburb named Furth
and the area Nerkeliante was forced to live was also around Bavaria, Munich, & sites East...
& Pegnitz, Bucherstrasse was my DPO Camp birth place, not more than 60 km. from where I was stationed as a G.I.
I was very fortunate to obtain all these records/documents at that time... because now it would be impossible to get releases of sensitive material from dysfunctional records departments now under the DHS authority
I sailed aboard SS General Langfit a converted Liberty Ship, was processed through Ellis Island at 2.5 years old...
I was tested for Citizenship & approved in 1957 @ Harrisburg PA, after residing in MI & WV previously.
TO: TheWhiteKnight ...
I submitted the FOIA and it took about +~ 9 months to get a (free) return package from the Dept of Justice