Robert Joachim Knedel – Documents

Robert Knedel – born in Vienna, Austria, 18th June 1919

Occupation in country of origin: Export Merchant

Arrived in Britain as a refugee from Austria in 1939

Male enemy alien - Exemption from internment - Refugee  
                          
Surname:Knedel
Forename: Robert
Alias: - 
Date and place of birth: 18/06/1919 in Vienna
Nationality: German 
Police Regn. Cert. No.: 710 885
Home Office ref: C 1632
Address: Kitchener Camp, Richborough, Sandwich, Kent
Normal occupation: Export Merchant
Present occupation: 
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 

Richborough camp Tribunal 7

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

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NB. The designation of ‘German’ nationality seen in documents from this time reflected the historical reality after the annexation of Austria into Germany. Obviously, most Austrian Jewish refugees would not have considered themselves to be German.

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Kitchener camp, Robert Knedel, Driving Licence, 4th August 1939 to 3 November 1939
Kitchener camp, Robert Knedel, Driving Licence, 4th August 1939 to 3 November 1939
Submitted by the family of Robert Knedel
Kitchener camp, Robert Knedel, Home office Certificate of Identity, 30th September 1939
Kitchener camp, Robert Knedel, Home office Certificate of Identity, 30th September 1939
Submitted by the family of Robert Knedel
B. Non-transmigrants
Name of ship: Georgic
Steamship Line: Cunard White Star Limited
Names and descriptions of ALIEN passengers embarked at the port of Liverpool
Date of Departure: 30th January 1940
Where bound: New York

Contract ticket number: 43119
Port at which passengers have contracted to land: New York
Names of passengers: Knedel, Robert
Class: 3rd
Ages of passengers - Adults of 12 years and upwards - Accompanied by husband or wife - Males / Females -
Ages of passengers - Adults of 12 years and upwards - Not accompanied by husband or wife - Males 20 / Females -
Children between 1 and 12: -
Infants: -
Last address in the UK: 49, Inwood Road, Hounslow, Middlesex
Profession, Occupation, or Calling of passengers: Exporter
Country of last permanent residence: Foreign Countries
Country of Intended Future Residence: USA
Country of which Citizen or Subject: Stateless

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

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