Erich Neumann – Docs

Erich Neumann – born in Kassel, Germany: 11th June 1908

Profession in country of origin: Teacher and Cantor

Arrived in Britain as a refugee from Germany in July 1939

There are records for Erich Neumann held at the British National Archives (NA). We are not allowed to post NA records as images, but we are allowed to extract the information off the image, as outlined below.

                               Released Category 17 5 March 1941
Male enemy alien - Exemption from internment - Refugee
                                                   Interned EC

Surname: Neumann
Forename: Erich
Alias: -
Date and place of birth: 11/6/1908 in Kassel
Nationality: German
Police Regn. Cert. No.: 712188
Home Office ref: C2617
Adress: Kitchener camp, Richborough, Sandwich, Kent
Normal occupation: Teacher
Present occupation: 
Name and address of employer: -
Decision of tribunal: Exempted "C" Date 15.10.1939
Whether exempted from Article 6(A): yes
Whether desires to be repatriated: No

Erich Neumann wrote extensively about his life, including the following extracted work that describes his journey from Germany, his time in England just prior to the Second World War in Kitchener camp, and his internment on the Isle of Mann.

To Life – L’Chayim, by Erich Neumann

Erich Neumann Diary extracts: Kitchener camp and the Isle of Mann

This is a copyrighted work (1993) under US law.

Florence Neumann holds the copyright.

Erich described the work as “events and stories of which I heard or which happened to me, impressions re. some of the places which we have seen, and beliefs, simple philosophies (dated 16 March 1984).

Erich’s daughter Florence adds: “I hope the valuable and unique stories will assist in the spreading of accurate information on what actually transpired during my father’s time in these camps.”

Reproduced here with the very kind permission of the family of Eric Neumann