Peisech Mendzigursky – Docs

Peisech Mendzigursky – born in Oswiecim, Poland, 9 April 1898

Profession in country of origin: furrier and travelling salesman

Arrived in Britain as a refugee from Germany on 31 August 1939

Arrested!

Subject: Gestapo Special Action

Following orders, today at about 12.15 pm, by Fischer and signed by the commercial agent

Mendzigursky, First name: Peisech, born 9.4.98 in Oswiecim (Poland), living since 1st November 1938 with Kormes at Pfaffendorferstrasse 5, 1stfloor, was removed from his residence by the Leipzig police and taken to the Police Prison around 13 hours. 

When questioned, this was his answer:  “I am married to Freide, nee Wiener, born 3 November 1903 in Toporow in Lemberg.  I have 3 children, aged 14, 13 and 3.  My father, Feiwel Meyer M., lives in the old age home here in Auenstrasse.  My mother, Ettel Lea,  nee Hasenlauf, is deceased.

I am stateless.

At this time I am out of work, because my business permit was confiscated.  I have no driver’s license and I am not in possession of a weapon.

No weapons were found during a search of his residence.

The above translation and submission by Judith Elam, granddaughter of Peisech Mendzigursky

Kitchener camp, Peisech Mendzigursky, German passport
Kitchener camp, Peisech Mendzigursky, German passport
Kitchener camp, Peisech Mendzigursky - passport page, 1939
Kitchener camp, Peisech Mendzigursky – passport page, 1939
Submitted by Judith Elam for her grandfather Peisech Mendzigursky
Peisech Mendzigursky - Kitchener Camp, 1939
Peisech Mendzigursky – Kitchener Camp, 1939
Submitted by Judith Elam for her grandfather Peisech Mendzigursky
Source CBF files via World Jewish Relief
[Hand-written addition: Cat 23 Committee release auth Cat 23. 01.09.1941 without restriction]

Male enemy alien - Exemption from internment - Refugee  
                          
Surname: Mendzigursky 
Forename: Peisech [Added: Released 08.09.1941 Interned Circular 21.06.1940]
Alias: - 
Date and place of birth: 09/04/1898 in Oswiecine
Nationality: Stateless
Police Regn. Cert. No.: 768 255 
Home Office ref: C 2775 [crossed out by hand; replaced by M20417] 
Address: Kitchener camp, Richborough, Sandwich, Kent 
[hand-written addition: Address after release: - 164, Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester]
Normal occupation: Commercial traveller
Present occupation: -
Name and address of employer: - 
Decision of tribunal: Exempted "C"   
Date 04.10.1939 
Whether exempted from Article 6(A): Yes [later crossed out in red]
Whether desires to be repatriated: No 

Tribunal District: Richborough Camp Tribunal 4

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

[Hand-written addition] Cat 23 C'ttee release Auth Cat 23. 01.09.1941
Released 08.09.1941

Report of Internment
                                           Police: Salford
Name of Alien: Mendzigursky, Peisech
Nationality: Austrian
Date of birth: 09.04.1898
HO Number: M 20417
Interned on: -     Hutchinson
Handed to: -
Reason for internment: Circular 21.06.1940

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

CATY 23 CTTE                                     Mendzigursky
                                                 Peisech
                                                 M 20417
                                            Released 08.09.1941


                                           
Recommended 14.08.1941
Release Auth Cat 23. 01.09.1941
without restriction

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, Peisech Mendzigursky
Kitchener camp, Peisech Mendzigursky, application for release from internment, 1941
Submitted by Judith Elam for her grandfather Peisech Mendzigursky
Kitchener camp, Peisech Mendzigursky, work contract, 1941
Kitchener camp, Peisech Mendzigursky, work contract, 1941
Submitted by Judith Elam for her grandfather Peisech Mendzigursky
Peisech Mendzigursky, enemy alien tribunal, August 1941
Kitchener camp, Peisech Mendzigursky, enemy alien tribunal, August 1941
Submitted by Judith Elam for her grandfather Peisech Mendzigursky
Kitchener camp, Peisech Mendzigursky
Kitchener camp, Peisech Mendzigursky, extract from naturalisation application
Submitted by Judith Elam for her grandfather Peisech Mendzigursky
Kitchener camp, Peisech Mendzigursky

Kitchener camp, Peisech Mendzigursky, extract from naturalisation application

Kitchener camp, Peisech Mendzigursky

Kitchener camp, Peisech Mendzigursky, extract from naturalisation application

Kitchener camp, Peisech Mendzigursky
Kitchener camp, Peisech Mendzigursky, extract from naturalisation application
Kitchener camp, Peisech Mendzigursky
Kitchener camp, Peisech Mendzigursky, extract from naturalisation application