Arnold Raphael Horwitz

Born: Berlin, Germany, 19 January 1914

Profession in country of origin: Lawyer

Arrived in Britain as a refugee from Germany in July 1939


Male enemy alien - Exemption from internment - Refugee  
Surname: Horwitz
Forename: Arnold Raphael
Alias: - 
Date and place of birth: 19/01/1914 in Berlin
Nationality: German 
Police Regn. Cert. No.: 712 564 
Home Office ref: C 2435   
Address: Kitchener camp, Richborough, Sandwich, Kent 
Normal occupation: Emigration advisor
Present occupation: 
Name and address of employer: - 
Decision of tribunal: Exempted "C" & 9a (see note overleaf)   
Date 25.10.1939 
Whether exempted from Article 6(A): Yes 
Whether desires to be repatriated: No 

I strongly advise that this alien, whom I understand is a Doctor of Political Science of Berlin University, is possible be utilised with some economic or emigration committee. he has produced to me testimonial from the Bishop of Chichester
Consider from my personal interview with him whilst before the Tribunal that he is a fine type and should be used for this purpose.
Tribunal District: Richborough Camp Tribunal no. 7
Signature of Tribunal Sugden

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.


There is an extensive interview housed with the Imperial war Museum, London.

IWM Object description

“German Jewish student with University of Berlin, Germany, 1933-1937; emigrated from Germany to GB, 1939; refugee in Kitchener Camp, Richborough, GB, 1939; NCO served with 93 Coy, Pioneer Corps in GB and France, 10/1939-6/1940; NCO and officer served with Pioneer Corps in GB and North West Europe, 6/1940-4/1945; officer served with 102 Control Section, Control Commission for Germany at Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp, Germany, 4/1945-5/1945; served with 101 Control Section, Control Commission for Germany in Germany and Netherlands, 1945-1946.”

See especially the following area of the IWM Content description

“…opening of Kitchener Refugee Camp, Richborough, GB, 1939; re-emigration system; parents’ death in Luxembourg prior to start of deportations. Aspects of period as refugee in Kitchener Refugee Camp, Richborough, GB, 1939: emigration from Germany and arrival in camp; description of camp and daily activities; reaction to status as ‘enemy alien’ following outbreak of Second World War, 3/9/1939; volunteering for service with Pioneer Corps…”