Hans Blum – Docs

Hans Blum – born in Berlin, Germany, on 2nd July 1899

Profession in country of origin: Lawyer

Arrived in Britain as a refugee from Berlin in 1939

Richborough transit camp, Hans Blum, 3rd June 1935
Kitchener camp, Hans Blum, 3rd June 1935
With the kind permission of Ben Lachmann for his father-in-law, Hans Blum
Translation into English to follow
Kitchener camp, Hans Blum, 17 December 1938
Kitchener camp, Hans Blum, 17 December 1938
With the kind permission of Ben Lachmann for his father-in-law, Hans Blum
Translation into English to follow
Male enemy alien - Exemption from internment - Refugee

Surname: Blum

Forename: Hans

Alias: -

Date and place of birth: 02/07/1899 in Berlin

Nationality: German

Police Regn. Cert. No.: 710 809

Home Office ref: C 215 

Address: Kitchener camp, Richborough, Sandwich, Kent

Normal occupation: Lawyer

Present occupation: 

Name and address of employer: -

Decision of tribunal: Exempted "C" & 9A   Date 06.10.1939

Whether exempted from Article 6(A): Yes

Whether desires to be repatriated: No

Tribunal District: Richborough Camp Tribunal 2

Source: National Arrives, Home Office: Aliens Department: Internees Index, 1939-1947

The information in the record above for Hans Blum is held at the British National Archives (NA). We are not allowed to post NA records as images, but we are permitted to extract the information from the images, as shown.

Richborough transit camp reference, Hans Blum
Kitchener camp reference, Hans Blum
With the kind permission of Ben Lachmann for his father-in-law, Hans Blum

[Editor: This is a fascinating document, showing Jonas May’s signature; according to the May family, it is likely that the calligraphy was penned by Phineas, given that it was a hobby of his.]