Eduard Elias – Docs

Eduard Elias, born in Vienna, Austria, on 2 June 1905

Profession in country of origin: wholesale business supplying motor car parts

Arrived in Britain as a refugee from Austria on 24 July 1939

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Eduard Elias’s family would very much like to hear from other descendants whose fathers or other relatives were in Hut 36. Please get in touch in the usual way.

"The envelope below was sent from a cousin, Alfred Luftschitz, PO Box 61 
Nicosia Cyprus, which was another transit camp for those who were part of the 
Palestine story"

Editor's note: From Wikipedia - "During World War II and the Holocaust, Cyprus played a major role for the Jewish communities of Europe. After the rise of Nazism in 1933, hundreds of Jews escaped to Cyprus. Following the liquidation of the concentration camps of Europe, the British set up a detention camp in Cyprus for Holocaust survivors illegally trying to enter Palestine. From 1946 until the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, the British confined 50,000 Jewish refugees on the island. Once the State of Israel was created, most of the refugees moved to Israel. About 2,000 babies were born on the island as they waited to enter Israel."
Richborough transit camp 1939, Eduard Elias, Hut 36
Kitchener camp 1939, Eduard Elias, Hut 36
Submitted by Eric Elias for his father Eduard Elias
Kitchener camp, Hut 36/1, Eduard Elias, Budapest postmark
Kitchener camp, Hut 36/1, Eduard Elias, Budapest postmark
Submitted by Eric Elias for his father Eduard Elias
Kitchener camp, Edward Elias
Kitchener camp, Edward Elias
Envelope showing Kitchener hut number; the sticker from the censor is clearly visible on the left (number 2604)
Submitted by Eric Elias for his father Eduard Elias