Walter Brill – born in Herzebrock, Germany, 13th September 1910
Occupation in country of origin: furniture making
Arrived in Britain as a refugee from Germany, early 1939
The Leo Baeck Institute’s digital archive holds both an audio interview with Walter Brill and a transcript of the interview. Some of the interview transcript is in German part way through (pages 22 to 25), but the vast majority is in English. It is an extraordinary account, covering pre-War Germany to the present day of the interview in the 1970s.
Not everyone will be able to view the entire document, so it is worthwhile noting here one or two exceptional statements as regards Kitchener camp specifically. If you can, we would encourage you to go to the Leo Baeck website and listen to (or read) the entire interview.