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.
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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