For those wishing to gain access to photographic images of the actual Heimatortskartei from the towns, cities & villages which were near what used to be Danzig in West Prussia, they are available on FamilySearch. (LINK to Danziger Gebiet (Area ) Westpreussen (West Prussia) Heimatortskartei).
These represent images of a civil register (handwritten and printed works) of refugees from the former province of Danzig-Westpreußen, Germany, now Gdańsk and Bydgoszcz provinces in Poland. For those of us whose families were expelled from their homes by the allies after World War 2, this represents a set of documentation that could contain the handwriting of ‘our’ family members, from that place and time.
Ich finde es kaum zu glauben das so etwas auf dem Internet ‘liegt’. (I find it hard to believe that something like this is available on the Internet.)
For more details on the Expulsion see:
- Deutsche Vertriebenen – German Expulsions (History)
- Flucht und Vertreibung (Gallery)