Herbert Nachmann

Born: Holzminden, Germany, 14 July 1923

Profession in country of origin: Berlin ORT school

Arrived in Britain as a refugee from Germany – end of August 1939


Male enemy alien - Exemption from internment - Refugee  
Surname: Nachmann
Forename: Herbert Siegfried
Alias: -
Date and place of birth: 14/07/1923 in Holzminden
Nationality: German
Police Regn. Cert. No.: 768 092
Home Office ref:
Address: Kitchener camp, Richborough, Sandwich, Kent
Normal occupation: Pupil
Present occupation:
Name and address of employer: -
Decision of tribunal: Exempted "C" & 9A  
Date 19.10.1939
Whether exempted from Article 6(A): Yes
Whether desires to be repatriated: No

Tribunal no. 3

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

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Richborough camp, Sandwich, Herbert Nachmann, German ID card
Kitchener camp, Herbert Nachmann, German ID card.
Submitted by Mandy Seal for her father Herbert Nachmann


Herbert Nachmann was born in Holzminden, Germany, on 14th July 1923.

As a member of a group of 106 ‘boys’ from the Berlin ORT school who made it to the UK and safety, Herbert spent three months at Kitchener Camp from August to December 1939, prior to the establishment of the ORT school in Leeds.

Submitted by Mandy Seal for her father Herbert Nachmann


  • Richborough camp, Sandwich, Herbert Nachmann, on the right, holding a shovel.
  • Kitchener camp, Herbert Nachmann, with the ORT, far left
  • Richborough Camp, Sandwich, Herbert Nachmann, 7th from the right, with friends from the Berlin ORT, in Leeds,

-Submitted by Mandy Seal for her father Herbert Nachmann