Karl Löwy – Documents

Karl Löwy – born in Gmünd, Austria, on 13th August 1898

Profession in country of origin: Grocer

Arrived in Britain as a refugee from Austria in 1939

Male enemy alien - Exemption from internment - Refugee  
Surname: Lowy
Forename: Karl
Alias: -
Date and place of birth: 13/08/1898 in Gmund
Nationality: German
Police Regn. Cert. No.: 712 888
Home Office ref: C 2385
Address: Kitchener camp, Richborough, Sandwich, Kent
Normal occupation: Grocer
Present occupation: -
Name and address of employer: -
Decision of tribunal: Exempted "C" & 9A
Date 06.10.1939
Whether exempted from Article 6(A): Yes
Whether desires to be repatriated: No
13.08.93                            Lowy, Karl
Sailed for Australia
in SS 'Dunera'
on 10th July, 1940
Richborough EC L16038

[Editor’s note: On the original, the year of birth on the record above appears to be incorrect. It gives 1893, when it ought to be 1898. However, all the other details, including the Home Office, number are the same, so we can be comfortable that this is the same man.]

Source: National Archives, Home Office: Aliens Department: Internees Index, 1939-1947

Editor’s note: We are not allowed to reproduce National Archives (UK) images, but we are permitted to reproduce the material from them, as shown above


I (full name) Karl Löwy
Date of birth: 13/08/1898        Place of Birth: Gmünd
Interned at No.E40154 Camp at Hay
request that my name and particulars
be not communicated

Date 30.I.1941.             Signature

Source: National Archives of Australia, NAA: MP1103/2, E40154

Prisoner of War/Internee; Loewy, Karl;

Year of birth – 1898;

Nationality – Austrian;

Contents range 1939-1945;

Series number MP1103/2;

Control symbol E40154;

Access status: Open;

Barcode 9906658


Australian Military Forces
Report on Internee
Identification number Surname Other names Nationality
E40154 Loewy Karl Austrian

Date of birth: 13/08/1898
Place of Birth: Gmünd
Occupation: Food merchant
Religion: Jewish
Private address: Kitchener camp
Business address: Kent

Place of capture: Kent
Date of capture: 11.05.1940
Date of internment: 06/09/1940
Place of internment: Hay
From whom received: British guard

Height: 5'10"
Weight: 160lb
Complexion: Dark
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Marks and peculiarities: None

Reason for internment: Enemy alien refugee

If medically examined:
Medical report number: 23/040HAY
Personal effects: None
Marital condition: married
Name of wife: Magda Loewy
Next of kin: wife Magda Loewy
Her address: Budapest

How long resident in Australia: Since 26/08/1940
Date of entry: 26.08.1940 Ship: Dunera Port of disembarkation: Sydney
Statement of service: Austrian 1917-1918
Father's name in full: Edouard Loewy
Mother's pre-marriage name: Emma Singer
Date 14.11.1940

Camp commandant Internment camp Hay
Date 14.11.1940

Source: National Archives of Australia, NAA

MP1103/2; Control symbol E40154; Access status: open; Barcode 9906658

Kitchener camp, Karl Löwy, National Archives of Australia, Dunera, Internee Hay camp, Prisoner of war – Service and casualty form: Dunera, Hay, Tatura, to Liverpool for release, Released for Palestine, July 1942
Submitted by Nikolas Pollinger for his great-uncle Karl Löwy
Source: National Archives of Australia
Submitted by Nikolas Pollinger for his great-uncle Karl Löwy