Alter Horowitz – born in Brody, Poland, 26th January 1913
Occupation in country of origin: Shop assistant
Arrived in Britain as a refugee from Austria in Summer 1939
Character reference: 6th June 1939 – English translation below
Rabbinate of the Israelitischen Kultusgemeinde (IKG), Vienna Vienna, 6th June 1939 Mr Alter Horowitz, until recently, a respected trade employee in Vienna, comes from a strict, religious family, is himself law abiding, diligent, competent and conscientious and is most reputable. He has been actively involved in Jewish life, as well as charitably and in a humanitarian way and was always ready to advise and help poor and needy fellow religionists. We wholeheartedly recommend therefore the above named person to all Jewish communities and organisations and are certain that he will prove himself worthy in every way.
Translation very kindly submitted by a Kitchener camp descendant
Male enemy alien - Exemption from internment - Refugee Surname: Horowitz Forename: Alter Alias: - Date and place of birth: 26/01/1913 in Brody Nationality: Stateless Police Regn. Cert. No.: 712 707 Home Office ref: C 3330 Address: Kitchener camp, Richborough, Sandwich, Kent Normal occupation: Shop Assistant Present occupation: Name and address of employer: - Decision of tribunal: Exempted "C" Date 18.10.1939 Whether exempted from Article 6(A): Yes [Later crossed out in red] Whether desires to be repatriated: No Richborough Camp Tribunal Nr. 7 Signature of Tribunal: Sugden
Source: National Arrives, Home Office: Aliens Department: Internees Index, 1939-1947
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