JEROMIN, HEINZ (1925-1987), carpenter and works foreman, was born on 11 May 1925 at Lyck, East Prussia, Germany (Ełk, Poland), son of Franz Jeromin and his wife Maria. From 1942 Heinz served as a private in the German Army. Captured in Normandy in 1944, he was interned as a prisoner of war in Britain and in the United States of America, where he picked cotton. After he was repatriated in 1949, he worked as a carpenter at Hamburg. He had lost contact with most of his family in World War II and his homeland had been taken over by Soviet forces.
N 1951 Jeromin was one of about 650 German tradesmen recruited by an Australian engineer, Roy Robinson, to work for the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Authority. Eager to leave the chaos of postwar Germany, he signed up for an initial two-year contract, his fare (approximately £160) to be repaid from ...Read more at the source website