Walter Brill – Docs

Walter Brill – born in Herzebrock, Germany, 13th September 1910

Occupation in country of origin: furniture making

Arrived in Britain as a refugee from Germany, 3 April 1939

Kitchener camp, Walter Brill, 1939 - craftsman's guild
Kitchener camp, Walter Brill, 1929 – craftsman’s guild
Submitted by Winston Brill and family, 2017
Kitchener camp, Walter Brill, 1939 - Führungszeugis
Kitchener camp, Walter Brill, 1937 – Führungszeugis
Submitted by Winston Brill and family, 2017
Walter Brill, Führungszeugnis, 21 April 1938 Submitted by Winston Brill and family, 2017
Walter Brill, Führungszeugnis, 21 April 1938
Submitted by Winston Brill and family, 2017
Kitchener camp, Walter Brill, Dachau entry book, 1938
Kitchener camp, Walter Brill, Dachau entry book, 1938
Source: Fold3.com
Submitted by Winston Brill and family, 2017
Walter Brill, Kitchener camp, 14 Jauary 1939
Walter Brill, 14 January 1939
Steuerliche Unbedenklichkeitsbescheinigung
Submitted by Winston Brill and family, 2017
Kitchener camp, documents to leave Germany, Walter Brill, 1939
Kitchener camp, documents to leave Germany, Walter Brill, 1939
Submitted by Winston Brill and family, 2017
Richborough refugee camp, 1939, Walter Brill, German passport, Reisepass
Kitchener camp, 1939, Walter Brill, German passport,
Richborough refugee camp, Walter Bill, passport, leave to land stamp, 3 April 1939
Kitchener camp, Walter Bill, passport, leave to land stamp, 3 April 1939
Kitchener camp, Walter Brill, soldier's pay book, 1940
Kitchener camp, Walter Brill, soldier’s pay book, 1940
Submitted by Winston Brill and family, 2017
Richborough transit camp, Pioneer Corps, 339 Coy, Walter Brill, Discharge of Aliens, 8 October 1945
Kitchener camp, Pioneer Corps, 339 Coy, Walter Brill, Discharge of Aliens, 8 October 1945
Submitted by Winston Brill and family, 2017
Richborough transit camp, Pioneer Corps, Walter Brill, Release document, 9 October 1945
Kitchener camp, Pioneer Corps, Walter Brill, Release document, 9 October 1945
Submitted by Winston Brill and family, 2017

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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.

Unfortunately, because of the way the interview has been digitised and catalogued, we are unable to provide a link to it that does not time out. If you go to the Leo Baeck digital archive and type in ‘Walter Brill’, however, it will take you to the interview and a typescript of the interview.

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 do encourage you to go to the Leo Baeck website and listen to (or read) the entire interview.

Leo Baeck, online Digital archive, interview transcript archive_001
Leo Baeck, online Digital archive, interview transcript archive_001
Link submitted by Winston Brill, 2017
Leo Baeck, online Digital archive, interview transcript archive_002
Leo Baeck, online Digital archive, interview transcript archive_002
Link submitted by Winston Brill, 2017
Leo Baeck, online Digital archive, interview transcript archive_003
Walter Brill, Kitchener camp, 1939

Leo Baeck, online Digital archive, interview transcript archive_003
Link submitted by Winston Brill, 2017

Kitchener camp, Walter Brill, Winston Brill, birth, marriage, newspaper notice, Refuge life at Richborough
Kitchener camp, Walter Brill, Winston Brill, birth, marriage, newspaper notice, Refuge life at Richborough
Source unknown
Submitted by Winston Brill for his father, Walter Brill