Otto Ludwig Zwieback – Documents

Otto Ludwig Zwieback – born in Breslau, Upper Silesia, 25th January 1912

Profession in country of origin: unknown

Arrived in Britain as a refugee from Germany in 1939

Otto Zwieback, Richborough Pioneer Corps Training Ground No. 3, 1940
Otto Zwieback, Dachau Entry register, November 1938
Source: Fold3

See: NARA publication M1938, Concentration Camp Dachau Entry Registers (Zugangsbücher), 1933-1945. Record Group (RG) 238, National Archives Collection of World War II War Crimes Records. (7 rolls of microfilm)
Male enemy alien - Exemption from internment - Refugee  
Surname: Zwieback
Forename: Otto
Alias: -
Date and place of birth: 25/01/1912 in Breslau
Nationality: German
Police Regn. Cert. No.: 664 906
Home Office ref: Z2818
Address: Hill Farm, Boxford,Suffolk
Normal occupation: Textile worker
Present occupation: Trainee in fruit farming
Name and address of employer: Mr Loshak, Hill Farm, Boxford, Suffolk
Decision of tribunal: To be exempt from internment
Date 15.12.1939
Whether exempted from Article 6(A): Yes
Whether desires to be repatriated: No

Jewish refugee from Nazi oppression
Strongly anti-Nazi
Can be safely regarded as a friend alien

Tribunal for Norfolk and Suffolk District

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

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Otto Ludwig Zwieback – began military service on 6 February 1940 at Richborough camp.

Enlisted in British Royal Auxilary Pioneer Corps, 87 Company , 65 Group, S/N 13046380.

Considered for service in the British Military Special Operations Executive (SOE) during WWII but found not suitable.

Source: edited from National Archives records