Kitchener Camp Review, March 1939

KC Review, no. 1, March 1939
Kitchener Camp Review, no. 1, March 1939

Kitchener Camp Review, No. 1, March 1939, page 2
Kitchener Camp Review, No. 1, March 1939, page 2

Above, Edgar Sonneberg was known as ‘Sonny Boy’. In Ungerson’s account he is a ‘refugee accountant’ (2014, p. 53); according to the 1939 Register, he was a bank manager in Germany. Born in 1886 in Frankfurt am Main, he was 53 years of age in 1939, and married to Nellie Sonneberg. Nellie was a kindergarten teacher, also born in Frankfurt am Main, in 1900. According to the British National Archives records, Edgar Sonneberg was ‘Chief Clerk in the Camp Registration Department.’ His tribunal was held on 3rd October. Nellie is listed as being ‘Superintendent of Camp’ and she also underwent her tribunal process on 3rd October. Neither Sonneberg seems to have been interned.

Phineas May, one of the two brothers who ran Kitchener Camp (he was ‘Sports and Recreation Officer’, according to the 1939 Register), mentions Edgar Sonneberg in his diary entry for Sunday, 19 February 1939: http://www.kitchenercamp.co.uk/research/phineas-may-kitchener-camp-diary-1939/

Kitchener camp, Martin Gellert, 1939
Kitchener camp, Martin Gellert, 1939
Kitchener Camp Review, No. 1, March 1939, page 3
Kitchener Camp Review, No. 1, March 1939, page 3
Kitchener camp, Some Victims, 1939 - Bedding
Kitchener camp, Some Victims of the Nazi Terror, 1939 – Bedding
Kitchener Camp Review, No. 1, March 1939, page 4
Kitchener Camp Review, No. 1, March 1939, page 4

Above, there are too many men with the initials ‘JL’ to be certain who this might have been written by, but perhaps it is most likely to have been Julian Layton, given the context of the article.

Kitchener camp, Sandwich railway station, 2018
Kitchener camp, Sandwich railway station, Summer 2018
Kitchener Camp Review, No. 1, March 1939, page 5
Kitchener Camp Review, No. 1, March 1939, page 5

I have been unable to find out who ‘EWK’ is. If you know – please do get in touch.

Sandwich golf club
Sandwich golf club, opposite to the sea, Summer 2018
Kitchener Camp Review, No. 1, March 1939, page 6
Kitchener Camp Review, No. 1, March 1939, page 6
Richborough transit camp, Hermann Wetterhahn, 1939
Kitchener camp, Hermann Wetterhahn, 1939
Dining in Kitchener Camp
Kitchener Camp Review, No. 1, March 1939, page 7
Kitchener Camp Review, No. 1, March 1939, page 7
Richborough port map, 1918
Richborough port 1918
Kitchener Camp Review, No. 1, March 1939, page 8
Kitchener Camp Review, No. 1, March 1939, page 8
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
“Training for trades”
Kitchener Camp Review, No. 1, March 1939, page 9
Kitchener Camp Review, No. 1, March 1939, page 9
Richborough camp, Some Victims, 1939
Kitchener camp magazine, Some Victims of the Nazi Terror – Flying the Union Flag
Kitchener Camp Review, No. 1, March 1939, page 10
Kitchener Camp Review, No. 1, March 1939, page 10
Kitchener camp, hospitals
Kitchener camp, Hospitals
Extract, Map by Walter Marmorek, Camp architect; original held at the Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust, London
Kitchener Camp Review, No. 1, March 1939, page 11
Kitchener Camp Review, No. 1, March 1939, page 11
Kitchener Camp Review, No. 1, March 1939, page 12
Kitchener Camp Review, No. 1, March 1939, page 12
Richborough camp, Herbert Nachmann, on the right, holding a shovel.
Kitchener camp, Mixing cement, Herbert Nachmann, on the right, holding a shovel.