Manele Spielmann – Letters

Manele Spielmann – born in Radlow, Poland, 21st August 1901

Profession in country of origin: salesman (textiles)

Arrived in Britain as a refugee from Germany, 31st May 1939

Kitchener camp, Manele Spielmann, Letter, Hilfsverein der Juden in Deutschland, Hubert Pollard, 19 May 1929
Kitchener camp, Manele Spielmann, Letter, Hilfsverein der Juden in Deutschland, Hubert Pollard, 19 May 1929
Submitted by the Faerber family for Manele Spielmann
Kitchener camp, Manele Spielmann, Letter, Berlin Police chief, Polizeipräsidenten Berlin, Polish passport expired, 6 July 1939
Kitchener camp, Manele Spielmann, Letter, Berlin Police chief, Polizeipräsidenten Berlin, Polish passport expired, 6 July 1939
Submitted by the Faerber family for Manele Spielmann
Kitchener camp, Manele Spielmann, Letter, German Jewish Aid Committee, Bloomsbury House, Sheridan Russell, Guarantee for release from camp, 4 August 1939
Kitchener camp, Manele Spielmann, Letter, German Jewish Aid Committee, Bloomsbury House, Sheridan Russell, Guarantee for release from camp, 4 August 1939
Submitted by the Faerber family for Manele Spielmann
Kitchener camp, Manele Spielmann, Letter, Child in need of support, Only receiving 6 pence per week, 22 August 1939
Kitchener camp, Manele Spielmann, Letter, Child in need of support, Only receiving 6 pence per week, 22 August 1939
Submitted by the Faerber family for Manele Spielmann
Kitchener camp, Manele Spielmann, Hut 9/II, Camp number 1736, Overseas Settlement office, Communication Form 15 from American Consulate General, London, Transfer of registration papers from Germany to London, R H Engel, nd
Kitchener camp, Manele Spielmann, Hut 9/II, Camp number 1736, Overseas Settlement office, Communication Form 15 from American Consulate General, London, Transfer of registration papers from Germany to London, R H Engel, nd
Submitted by the Faerber family for Manele Spielmann
Kitchener camp, Manele Spielmann, Letter, Terms of Leave, Jonas May, Camp Director
Kitchener camp, Manele Spielmann, Letter, Terms of Leave, Jonas May, Camp Director, nd
Submitted by the Faerber family for Manele Spielmann
Kitchener camp, Manele Spielmann, Letter, Red Cross, Enquiry after mother in Tarnow, Poland, 5 October 1939
Kitchener camp, Manele Spielmann, Letter, Red Cross, Enquiry after mother in Tarnow, Poland, 5 October 1939
Submitted by the Faerber family for Manele Spielmann
Kitchener camp, Manele Spielmann, Camp number 1736, Richborough Tribunal number 3, Passed C category, 13 October 1939
Kitchener camp, Manele Spielmann, Camp number 1736, Richborough Tribunal number 3, Passed C category, 13 October 1939
Submitted by the Faerber family for Manele Spielmann
Kitchener camp, Manele Spielmann, Letter, Rescued Berlin Sejfer Thora, Sefer Torah, Camp hut synagogue, 31 December 1939
Kitchener camp, Manele Spielmann, Letter, Rescued Berlin Sejfer Thora, Sefer Torah, Hut synagogue, 31 December 1939
Submitted by the Faerber family for Manele Spielmann

What follows is a file of information that Manele put together, which exemplifies how vulnerable to abuse people sadly become when they must throw themselves on the mercy others in the most of extreme of circumstances.

In this instance, we do not now what the outcomes of these events were, nor whether there is surviving family. With the permission of the family, we have redacted the name of the person who seems to have behaved very badly indeed towards Manele and his family. In their hour of need this man seems to have swindled them out of the money they needed for their guarantee.

Here, he is referred to as Mr W.

Kitchener camp, Manele Spielmann, Rented room for wife and child, Charles Hairdressers, Camden, London, 1939
Kitchener camp, Manele Spielmann, Rented room for wife and child, Charles Hairdressers, Camden, London, 1939
Kitchener camp, Manele Spielmann, Letter, Mr W has given £50 guarantee, 26 October 1939
Kitchener camp, Manele Spielmann, Letter, Mr W has given £50 guarantee, 26 October 1939
Kitchener camp, Manele Spielmann, Letter, Attempting to secure release from camp, 31 October 1939
Kitchener camp, Manele Spielmann, Letter, Attempting to secure release from camp, 31 October 1939
Kitchener camp, Letter, Manele Spielmann, Bloomsbury House communication to try to gain release, 2 November 1939
Kitchener camp, Letter, Manele Spielmann, Bloomsbury House communication to try to gain release, 2 November 1939
Kitchener camp, Manele Spielmann, Envelope
Kitchener camp, Manele Spielmann, Envelope
Kitchener camp, Manele Spielmann, Home Office, Bloomsbury House, assurance of release soon, 9 November 1939
Kitchener camp, Manele Spielmann, Home Office, Bloomsbury House, assurance of release soon, 9 November 1939
Kitchener camp, Manele Spielmann, Letter, Mr Russell, Bloomsbury House, Request for further information, 15 November 1939
Kitchener camp, Manele Spielmann, Letter, Mr Russell, Bloomsbury House, Request for further information, 15 November 1939
Kitchener camp, Manele Spielmann, Letter, Mr May, Camp Director, Applicaiton for extension of leave on guarantee, Professor Norman Bentwich, Medical certificate, 16 November 1939, page 1
Kitchener camp, Manele Spielmann, Letter, Mr May, Camp Director, Applicaiton for extension of leave on guarantee, Professor Norman Bentwich, Medical certificate, 16 November 1939, page 1
Kitchener camp, Manele Spielmann, Letter, Mr May, Camp Director, Applicaiton for extension of leave on guarantee, Professor Norman Bentwich, Medical needs, Labour Exchange, Birmingham, 16 November 1939, page 2
Kitchener camp, Manele Spielmann, Letter, Mr May, Camp Director, Applicaiton for extension of leave on guarantee, Professor Norman Bentwich, Medical needs, Labour Exchange, Birmingham, 16 November 1939, page 2
Kitchener camp, Manele Spielmann, Receipt document, 18 November 1939
Kitchener camp, Manele Spielmann, Receipt document, 18 November 1939
Kitchener camp, Manele Spielmann, Letter, Leave extended, medical certificate enclosed, 20 November 1939
Kitchener camp, Manele Spielmann, Letter, Leave extended, medical certificate enclosed, 20 November 1939
Kitchener camp, Manele Spielmann, Document, Medical report, Dr Gilbert Martin, Sandwich, 10 November 1939
Kitchener camp, Manele Spielmann, Document, Medical report, Dr Gilbert Martin, Sandwich, 10 November 1939
Kitchener camp, Manele Spielmann, Letter, Overseas Settlement Office, Request for proof of £40 guarantee, Proof of attempt to obtain visa for Chile, 22 November 1939
Kitchener camp, Manele Spielmann, Letter, Overseas Settlement Office, Request for proof of £40 guarantee, Proof of attempt to obtain visa for Chile, 22 November 1939
Kitchener camp, Manele Spielmann, Letter, Overseas Settlement Office, Camp number 1736, Hut 9/II, American Consulate General, London, Berlin, registered for visa under Polish quota on 14 July 1938, Application to emigrate to USA, 4 December 1939
Kitchener camp, Manele Spielmann, Letter, Overseas Settlement Office, Camp number 1736, Hut 9/II, American Consulate General, London, Berlin, registered for visa under Polish quota on 14 July 1938, Application to emigrate to USA, 4 December 1939
Kitchener camp, Manele Spielmann, Letter, Attempt to emigrate to Chile, 13 December 1939
Kitchener camp, Manele Spielmann, Letter, Attempt to emigrate to Chile, 13 December 1939
Kitchener camp, Manele Spielmann, Letter, Jewish Refugees Committee, Bloomsbury House, Luggage, Permit for UK entry, Amount earned, Francis Bendit, 18 December 1939
Kitchener camp, Manele Spielmann, Letter, Jewish Refugees Committee, Bloomsbury House, Luggage, Permit for UK entry, Amount earned, Francis Bendit, 18 December 1939
Kitchener camp, Manele Spielmann, Document, permit to leave camp, Home office approval 16 December 1939, For Camden 27 December 1939 to 29 December 1939, Leave 'for good' 28 December 1939 – Version 3
Kitchener camp, Manele Spielmann, Document, permit to leave camp, Home office approval 16 December 1939, For Camden 27 December 1939 to 29 December 1939, Leave ‘for good’ 28 December 1939 – Version 3
Kitchener camp, Manele Spielmann, Document, permit to leave camp, Home office approval 16 December 1939, For Camden 27 December 1939 to 29 December 1939, Leave 'for good' 28 December 1939
Kitchener camp, Manele Spielmann, Document, permit to leave camp, Home office approval 16 December 1939, For Camden 27 December 1939 to 29 December 1939, Leave ‘for good’ 28 December 1939
Kitchener camp, Manele Spielmann, Letter, reference, Arrival at camp 31 May 1939, Kitchen group, Diligent worker, 21 December 1939
Kitchener camp, Manele Spielmann, Letter, reference, Arrival at camp 31 May 1939, Kitchen group, Diligent worker, 21 December 1939
Kitchener camp, Manele Spielmann, Letter, Mr W, 12 January 1940
Kitchener camp, Manele Spielmann, Letter, Mr W, 12 January 1940
Kitchener camp, Manele Spielmann, Letter, 8 April 1940
Kitchener camp, Manele Spielmann, Letter, 8 April 1940
Kitchener camp, Manele Spielmann, Letter, Request for return of £30, Birmingham, 1940
Kitchener camp, Manele Spielmann, Letter, Request for return of £30, Birmingham, 1940
Kitchener camp, Manele Spielmann, letter, Solicitor, Bloomsbury House, Public Assistance Office, Funding assistance, 11 June 1939
Kitchener camp, Manele Spielmann, letter, Solicitor, Bloomsbury House, Public Assistance Office, Funding assistance, 11 June 1939
Kitchener camp, Manele Spielmann, Letter, Solicitor, Bloomsbury House, Guarantee not received, Police matter, 14 June 1939
Kitchener camp, Manele Spielmann, Letter, Solicitor, Bloomsbury House, Guarantee not received, Police matter, 14 June 1939
Kitchener camp, Manele Spielmann, Letter, Mr W has given £50 guarantee, 26 October 1939
Kitchener camp, Manele Spielmann, Letter, Mr W has given £50 guarantee, 26 October 1939

This file of letters and documents was kindly submitted by the Faerber family for Manele Spielmann