Isak Wenkart – Docs

Isak Wenkart – born in Zaleszczyki, on 2 December 1896

Profession in country of origin: Salesman, Shirtmaker

Arrived in Britain as a refugee from Austria on 8 April 1939

Kitchener camp, Isak Wenkart, Entry to Britain record card
Kitchener camp, Isak Wenkart, Entry to Britain record card
Arrival in Britain date 8th April 1939
With the kind permission of World Jewish Relief – https://www.worldjewishrelief.org/about-us/your-family-history
Male enemy alien - Exemption from internment - Refugee   
                                         
Surname: Wenkart
Forename: Isak
Alias: - 
Date and place of birth: 02/12/1896 in Zaleszczyki
Nationality: German 
Police Regn. Cert. No.: 710 540
Home Office ref: W 12500 
Address: Kitchener camp, Richborough, Sandwich, Kent 
Normal occupation: Salesman
Present occupation: 
Name and address of employer: - 
Decision of tribunal: Exempted "C" & 9a
Date 05.10.1939 
Whether exempted from Article 6(A): Yes 
Whether desires to be repatriated: No 

[Later additions to record] Release auth. Cat 17 (Palestine) 05.02.1942
Interned EC
Emb. for Palestine March 42
A/3/96
                                                  Wenkart
                                                       Isak

                                            Dunera

02.12.1896
                Release auth Cat 17 (Palestine)
                                                  05.02.1942

                            710540

                                                      W12500

                     Richborough EC

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

Editor’s note: We are not allowed to reproduce National Archives (UK) images, but we are permitted to reproduce the material from them, as shown above

Kitchener camp, Richborough transit camp, Isak Wenkart, German Jewish Aid Committeee forms, page 1
Kitchener camp, Isak Wenkart, German Jewish Aid Committeee forms, page 1
With the kind permission of World Jewish Relief – https://www.worldjewishrelief.org/about-us/your-family-history
Camp number 659
Date of arrival 8 April 1939
Passport expires 13 September 1939

Arrived Dover direct from Austria under Instructions R, para 14 

Interned and sent to Australia (HMT Dunera)

Compound II, Camp 7, Tatura

Polish quota Vienna: 21 March 1938 - fares cannot be paid.

Wife got visa at Vienna 8 May 1940; lost marriage certificate.

2 May 1941 - transmigrant Palestine; certificated promised by Jewish agency.

10 April 1942 - Major Layton cabled that Isak Wenkart emigrated from Australia to Palestine. He paid his own fare.

One trunk stored at Gersons

An image of Instructions R, para 13 can be seen at the following link: https://i2.wp.com/www.kitchenercamp.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/IMG_0997.jpeg).

Kitchener camp, Isak Wenkart, German Jewish Aid Committeee forms, page 2
Kitchener camp, Isak Wenkart, German Jewish Aid Committeee forms, page 2
With the kind permission of World Jewish Relief – https://www.worldjewishrelief.org/about-us/your-family-history
19 May 1943 - 'No Responsibility' circular sent.

2 October 1944 - Approached (?) Germania re possibility of shipping R's luggage and to sound present financial position.

8 December 1944 - Fares from Port Said to Palestine paid by Central Council £2.18.8 (?) currency.

12 February 1946 - Pd CWJ Miller & Co. Ltd for freight Xing (?) to Palestine £6.1.0
Kitchener camp, Isak Wenkart, German Jewish Aid Committeee forms, page 3
Kitchener camp, Isak Wenkart, German Jewish Aid Committeee forms, page 3
With the kind permission of World Jewish Relief – https://www.worldjewishrelief.org/about-us/your-family-history

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The following are links to Isak’s records in the Australian National Archives

https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Gallery151/dist/JGalleryViewer.aspx?B=8618589&S=1&N=1&R=0#/SearchNRetrieve/NAAMedia/ShowImage.aspx?B=8618589&T=P&S=1

https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=9907413

Submitted by the Wenkart family on behalf of Isak Wenkart