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submitted by Koula Veneris on 12.02.2005

Passengers from Kythera on the SS Derna, 1948.

Passengers from Kythera on the SS Derna, 1948.
Copyright (1948) Koula Veneris

Several passengers from Kythera travelled to Australia on the SS Derna in 1948. Front row:(l-r) Stan Travasaros, Mattie Travasaros, Vassilki Fatseas, Petro Fatseas, John Cominos. Back row:(l-r) Mary Fatseas (second from left), Stamatina (last name unknown), Koula Travasaros, Katina Travasaros, Betty Fatseas (second from right, with white collar). Other passengers included people from displaced persons camps in Germany, death camps in Poland, labour camps in Hungary and 61 Jewish orphans. The voyage lasted almost three months in primitive and overcrowded conditions. The story of the SS Derna and its passengers has been written by Diane Armstrong in "The Voyage of Their Life", 2001, HarperCollinsPublishers, Australia.

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submitted by
Christina Curley
on 19.08.2006

331:I think the woman called Stamatima in the photograph was my grandmother. Her last name was Klampeas (I think that's how it's spelt.) She went to New Zealand and married a New Zealand soldier, whom her family had sheltered for 3 years on Kythera.

submitted by
Christina Curley
on 20.08.2006

333:Well after some scrutiny by my father, it appears the woman in the photo is NOT my grandmother, as the date is wrong. Sorry!