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Story & Photographs provided by:
Mrs Gertraud Eberhöfer, nee Boesch and Mrs Hildegard Engstler, nee Bartel
Austrian’s become lifelong Friends as they sail from
MS Flaminia seen at sea in 1958
This page contains the story of four young Austrian’s; the girls being: Gertraud (22), Hildegard, and their respective husbands (to be?): Heinz (26) and Werner, who had decided “to live in a country far away from home, because we were young and were looking for adventure.” The two couples met whilst on the Flaminia and became lifelong friends to this day!
1: Is this Gertraud and Heinz or you Hildegard and
Werner? And this is in
All migrants from around Austria had to
come to Salzburg in Austria on October 1 to a Military Camp, which was the
official meeting point Then that evening we departed Salzburg by train for
Trieste Italy arriving the next morning, the 2nd,.and
after clearing all the formalities on the wharf we boarded the Flaminia that
immediately gave us the impression of being a very friendly ship as the crew
was so nice to us all.
All migrants from around Austria had to come to Salzburg in Austria on October 1 to a Military Camp, which was the official meeting point Then that evening we departed Salzburg by train for Trieste Italy arriving the next morning, the 2nd,.and after clearing all the formalities on the wharf we boarded the Flaminia that immediately gave us the impression of being a very friendly ship as the crew was so nice to us all.
This is Gertraud’s ticket – Cabin 252, and she occupied berth “B”
Gertraud and Heinz enjoying some time in the Bar
Werner, Hildegard, Gertraud and Heinz having a bottle of bubbly in the Lounge
The sun shone for most of the voyage and Gertraud made the best of it out on deck
This is far forward of the ship and a perfect place to take in the sun and even take a nap
Right photo: Sydney - Heinz, Hildegard and Gertraud having disembarked the MS Flaminia
Left photo: Gertraud, Flaminia’s Captain Guiseppe Quarini & Hildegard
Page One: MS Flaminia History Page
Page Two: A Holocaust Survivor sails to Australia
Page Three: Lifelong friends sail to Australia in 1958
Page Four: Ingolf Schreiber’s Voyage in 1960
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