Karl Reiser – Documents

Karl Reiser – born in Vienna, Austria, on 10 November 1905

Profession in country of origin: Electrician

Arrived in Britain as a refugee from Austria on 27th March 1939

Kitchener camp, Karl Reiser, Arrival card, 27 March 1939, Wife Mathilde Ref. A16265
Source: World Jewish Relief
Richborough transit camp, Karl Reiser, Page of Kitchener camp magazine, 'Some Victims of the Nazi Terror'
Kitchener camp, Karl Reiser, Page of Kitchener camp magazine, ‘Some Victims of the Nazi Terror
Karl Reiser, Copy of the Kitchener camp song
Kitchener camp, Karl Reiser – Helpful Guidance for Every Refugee
Karl Reiser, German Jewish Aid Committee
Karl Reiser, German Jewish Aid Committee, Board of Deputies, Camp number 320
Bloomsbury House number 12248
Kitchener camp, Karl Reiser, German Jewish Aid Committee form, Passport expires 14 September 1939, Visa number 15,184, Arrival direct from Austria to Dover, Grant for luggage, Wife in Somerset and Ramsgate, Domestic Service Visa
Arrival / camp number 320
Source: World Jewish Relief
Kitchener camp, Karl Reiser, German Jewish Aid Committee form, Wife on Domstic Sevice visa, Booked on Cunard steamer for USA late April, Luggage details, “We pay accounts on presentation to us”, “No objections against his remaining in London until departure … boat was postponed. to see financial department”, “Left Richborough 17/04/1940”, Luggage expenses, Board money, Recommended for shelter in Liverpool
Source: World Jewish Relief
Kitchener camp, Karl Reiser, Jewish Refugees Committee form, Case number A12248, Suit, coat, 2 underwear, shoes, Richborough finanial statement March 1940 (for him and wife), Visa (2) £5.10, passport (2) -.7.-, Left country late April, Cunard
Kitchener camp, Karl Reiser, Jewish Refugees Committee form, Case number A12248, Suit, coat, 2 underwear, shoes, Richborough finanial statement March 1940 (for him and wife), Visa (2) £5.10, passport (2) -.7.-, Left country late April, Cunard
Source: World Jewish Relief
Kitchener camp, Karl Reiser, Case number A12248, Accounts sheet, German Jewish aid organisation
Source: World Jewish Relief
Male enemy alien - Exemption from internment - Refugee  
                         
Surname: Reiser
Forename: Karl
Alias: -
Date and place of birth: 10/11/1905 in Vienna
Nationality: German
Police Regn. Cert. No.: 710 330
Home Office ref: C 1152  
Address: Kitchener camp, Richborough, Sandwich, Kent
Normal occupation: Electrician
Present occupation: Ditto in camp
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 no. 4

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

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Richborough transit camp, Karl Reiser, National Registration ID Card, cover
Kitchener camp, Karl Reiser, National Registration ID Card, cover
Richborough transit camp, Karl Reiser, National Registration ID Card, DIRE 1 / 178
Kitchener camp, Karl Reiser, National Registration ID Card, DIRE 1 / 178
Kitchener camp, Karl Reiser, Overseas Settlement Office, R H Engel, Letter, Camp number 320, 28 March 1940
Richborough transit camp, Karl Reiser, Permit to Leave Camp, Hut number 3/II, Camp number 320, 16 April 1940
Kitchener camp, Karl Reiser, Permit to Leave Camp, Hut number 3/II, Camp number 320, 16 April 1940


Documents submitted by Cindy Silverman for her grandfather Karl Reiser

B. Non-transmigrants
Name of ship: Britannic
Steamship Line: Cunard White Star Limited
Names and descriptions of ALIEN passengers embarked at the port of Liverpool
Date of Departure: 3rd May 1940
Where bound: New York

Contract ticket number: 44374
Port at which passengers have contracted to land: New York
Names of passengers: Reiser, Karl
Class: 3rd
Ages of passengers - Adults of 12 years and upwards - Accompanied by husband or wife - Males 34 / Females 29
Ages of passengers - Adults of 12 years and upwards - Not accompanied by husband or wife - Males 16 / Females -
Children between 1 and 12: -
Infants: -
Last address in the United Kingdom: Kitchener Camp, Richborough, Kent
Profession, Occupation, or Calling of passengers: Electrician
Country of last permanent residence: Foreign Countries
Country of Intended Future Residence: USA
Country of which Citizen or Subject: Germany
B. Non-transmigrants
Name of ship: Britannic
Steamship Line: Cunard White Star Limited
Names and descriptions of ALIEN passengers embarked at the port of Liverpool
Date of Departure: 3rd May 1940
Where bound: New York

Contract ticket number: 44374
Port at which passengers have contracted to land: New York
Names of passengers: Reiser, Mathilde
Class: 3rd
Ages of passengers - Adults of 12 years and upwards - Accompanied by husband or wife - Males 34 / Females 29
Ages of passengers - Adults of 12 years and upwards - Not accompanied by husband or wife - Males 16 / Females -
Children between 1 and 12: -
Infants: -
Last address in the United Kingdom: Kitchener Camp, Richborough, Kent
Profession, Occupation, or Calling of passengers: Housewife
Country of last permanent residence: Foreign Countries
Country of Intended Future Residence: USA
Country of which Citizen or Subject: Germany

Source: National Archives: Passenger Lists leaving UK 1890-1960

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