Born: Vienna, Austria, 24 February 1914
Profession in country of origin: Locksmith
Arrived in Britain as a refugee from Germany in 1939
Male enemy alien - Exemption from internment - Refugee
Date and place of birth: 24/02/1914 in Vienna
Police Regn. Cert. No.: 710 521
Home Office ref: C 1409
Address: Kitchener camp, Richborough, Sandwich, Kent
Normal occupation: Locksmith
Name and address of employer: -
Decision of tribunal: Exempted "C" & 9a
Whether exempted from Article 6(A): Yes
Whether desires to be repatriated: No
Report of Internment Police: MPD Division "X" Name of Alien: Pollatschek, Adolf Nationality: - Date of birth: 26 24/02/1914 HO Number: 710521 Interned on: - Handed to: - Reason for internment: Circular 21.06.1940 Hand-written addition: Released Cat 12 28/10/1940
Source: National Arrives, Home Office: Aliens Department: Internees Index, 1939-1947
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Letters submitted by Susan Burns for her father Adolf Pollatschek
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
Image submitted by Susan Burns for her father Adolf Pollatschek.