Willi Reissner – born in Seelow, Germany, 5 December 1919
Occupation in country of origin: skins business
Arrived in Britain as a refugee from Germany, 14 April 1939
[Editor’s note: These names are not all easy to decipher, but comparing them to the 1939 Register, I think they include the following: Frederich Strassman, Moses (Max) Mordko Scherzer, Erwin Kohn, Andy Rosenmeyer, Harold Rossney, Harrison (?), A. F. Howards (?), * Ganz, E. Garchner (?), (?) Black, Ronald (?), (?) Wolfe, Herbert (?), and a man from what looks like 246 Coy (?). Please get in touch if you can help with – or recognise – any of these names.]
For anyone who has (or has not yet) gone through the process of trying to find family information, the image below gives a good indication of how involved a process it can be. If anyone can put any of the names on the back (above) to the photograph below, please do get in touch. And, of course, if you can fill in any of the missing names.
Update: we have now heard that the man sitting on the right-hand side at the front, his left hand near his right knee, is Moses (Max) Mordko Scherzer.