Fritz Nowak

Born: Vienna, Austria, on 24 November 1905

Profession in country of origin: Unknown

Arrived in Britain as a refugee from Germany in 1939


Male enemy alien - Exemption from internment - Refugee   
Surname: Nowak
Forename: Fritz
Alias: - 
Date and place of birth: 24/11/1905 in Vienna 
Nationality: German 
Police Regn. Cert. No.: 710 527 
Home Office ref: C 1402     
Address: Kitchener camp, Richborough, Sandwich, Kent 
Normal occupation: Electrotechnician
Present occupation: 
Name and address of employer: - 
Decision of tribunal: Exempted "C" & 9a
Date 05.10.1939 
Whether exempted from Article 6(A): Yes 
Whether desires to be repatriated: No 

[Hand-written addition: Embarked 22.05.1940]

Tribunal District: Richborough Camp Tribunal 2

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

B. Non-transmigrants
Name of ship: Samaria
Steamship Line: Cunard White Star Limited
Names and descriptions of ALIEN passengers embarked at the port of Liverpool
Date of Departure: 22nd May 1940
Where bound: New York
Contract ticket number: 44670
Port at which passengers have contracted to land: New York
Names of passengers: Nowak, Fritz / Nowak, Francizka
Class: 3rd
Ages of passengers - Adults of 12 years and upwards - Accompanied by husband or wife - Males 34 / Females 30 
Children between 1 and 12: -
Infants: -
Last address in the UK: Kitchener Camp, Richborough
Profession, Occupation, or Calling of passengers: Elect. Engineer / Housewife
Country of last permanent residence: England
Country of Intended Future Residence: USA 
Country of which Citizen or Subject: Germany

Source: National Archives: Passenger Lists leaving UK 1890-1960.

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.


Fritz Nowak was the elder brother of Erna Finkelstein; he was married to Frieda/Franziska Nowak.

The couple had visas for the USA and were resident at Kitchener camp, although the family do not know how long for.

They do know that Frieda and Fritz migrated to America shortly afterwards.

Fritz died in New York on 6 October 1980.

History submitted by Robert Fraser, for his family


  • Kitchener camp 1939, Herbert Finkelstein
  • Kitchener camp 1939, Herbert Finkelstein

Photographs submitted by Robert Fraser, for his family

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