Hans Frankenstein

Born: Allenstein, 7 December 1889

Occupation in country of origin: Physician

Arrived in Britain as a refugee from Germany in 1939


Male enemy alien - Exemption from internment - Refugee  
Surname: Frankenstein
Forename: Hans
Alias: - 
Date and place of birth: 07/12/1889 in Allenstein
Nationality: German 
Police Regn. Cert. No.: 712 521
Home Office ref: F 9989
Address: 44 Wingate Road, Liverpool 17 
Normal occupation: Physician
Present occupation: None
Name and address of employer: None
Decision of tribunal: Not to be interned
Date 12.12.1939 
Whether exempted from Article 6(a) and 9 (a): Yes 
Whether desires to be repatriated: No 

[hand-written addition] Entire card has a pencil cross through it

[Reverse of card]

Sailed for Australia in SS Dunera on 10th July 1940 
Richborough EC

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 are further records about Hans Frankenstein, housed at the Australian National Archives as follows:

NAA: MP1103/2, E39491 Series number: MP1103/2 Control symbol: E39491 Barcode: 9905995 Number of pages: 4
Title: Prisoner of War/Internee; Frankenstein, Hans; Year of birth - 1899; Nationality - German

Hans Frankenstein was not in Kitchener Camp at the time of the 1939 Register, as can be seen from his ‘Exemption from Internment’ record, above. However, his Australian records state, ‘Place of Capture’ as Kitchener Camp, Richborough, Sandwich, Kent; and the note about him being deported on HMT Dunera is on an EC Richborough Home Office record card. His date of capture is listed in his Australian records as 27 May 1940.