Montefiore Heritage – request for help

Ramsgate Montefiore Heritage (RMH)
is hosting a talk about Kitchener camp by Professor Clare Ungerson, author of Four Thousand Lives: The Rescue of German Jewish Men to Britain, 1939.

This is part of a regular programme of talks relating to Sir Moses and Lady Montefiore, their synagogue, and the town of Ramsgate, which is situated just a few miles east of Kitchener camp.

You may recall that the KDG hosted a visit last year to the tiny but very beautiful Montefiore synagogue.

The RMH notes that members of the camp not only visited Ramsgate but also attended services at the synagogue. Some were married there by the minister of the time – the Rev. Pereira.

The Heritage society says: We are seeking photos of members of the camp visiting Ramsgate and of Kitchener men at the synagogue.

Can you help? If so, please make contact directly at:

The talk will be held at the San Clu Hotel in Ramsgate at 7.30pm on Wednesday 13th November.

With many thanks in anticipation of your help.

Mark Negin, RMH Events Committee.

PS Mark has added an additional note that may be of particular interest to some Kitchener families

“The Spanish & Portuguese Jews’ Congregation archives in London have records of weddings of members of the camp and also of visits to the camp by Rev. Pereira, who spoke German.”

Richborough camp, Montefiore synagogue, Ramsgate, 2018
Kitchener camp, Montefiore synagogue, Ramsgate, 2018
Photo copyright Clare Weissenberg