Adolf Pollatschek – Memories

My father was in Kitchener camp.

His name was Adolf Pollatschek, born on 24 February 1914 in Vienna, Austria.

Adolf was married and a locksmith by trade.

At the tribunals held in Kitchener camp after war had been declared, Adolf was given Category ‘C’ status on 5th October 1939, although, as with so many others, he was subsequently interned. He was held for about four months in 1940, being released at the end of October of that year.

(Source: Find my Past / National Archives, Male Enemy Alien Exemption from Internment card, and Report of Internment card)

In 1947, Adolf Pollatschek changed his name to Michael Wilson.

Kindly submitted by Susan Burns, daughter of Adolf Pollatschek