Ernst Desiatnik – born in Vienna, Austria, 3rd July 1915
Occupation in country of origin: compositor
Arrived in Britain as a refugee from Austria, 24th April 1939
Summary notes from German Jewish Aid forms, pages 1 & 2
Arrived in Dover from Austria under Instructions R, paragraph 14, as a Richborough trainee.
Left KC in December 1939; working as trainee in Birmingham.
Final appointment at US Consulate on 4 March 1940.
Return fare for him and his wife – Birmingham/London.
5 March 1940 – Passport extension 7/- Photograph 1/6
26 April 1940 – Donation emigration – £20
14 May 1940 – Husband and wife (Domestic) booked for ?
31 May 1940 – Transferred to Canadian Pacific
Board money for two persons via Canada 6:-:- Luggage £2.10 Fare London – Liverpool
31 May 1940 (Wife) £1:9:- Fare Birmingham-Liverpool
Husband 14/6d fare Birmingham-London (wife) £-:16/6d
31 May 1940 – delayed one week.
25 June 1940 Fares to USA and head tax (2 persons) £55.60
Richborough final statement 2 visas (for him and his wife) £5:10:-
Left country for USA with wife June 1940 [with] Furness [shipping line on the Newfoundland]
Male enemy alien - Exemption from internment - Refugee Surname: Desiatnik Forename: Ernst Alias: - Date and place of birth: 03/07/1915 in Vienna Nationality: German Police Regn. Cert. No.: 710 934 Home Office ref: C 15 41 Address: Kitchener Camp, Richborough, Sandwich, Kent Normal occupation: Compositor Present occupation: Road making in Camp Name and address of employer: Decision of tribunal: Exempted "C" & 9a Date 11.10.1939 Whether exempted from Article 6(A): Yes Whether desires to be repatriated: No
Source: National Arrives, Home Office: Aliens Department: Internees Index, 1939-1947
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Documents for Alice, wife of Ernst Desiatnik