Isak Wenkart

Born: Zaleszczyki, 2 December 1896

Profession in country of origin: Salesman, Shirtmaker

Arrived in Britain as a refugee from Austria on 8 April 1939


Male enemy alien - Exemption from internment - Refugee   
Surname: Wenkart
Forename: Isak
Alias: - 
Date and place of birth: 02/12/1896 in Zaleszczyki
Nationality: German 
Police Regn. Cert. No.: 710 540
Home Office ref: W 12500 
Address: Kitchener camp, Richborough, Sandwich, Kent 
Normal occupation: Salesman
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 

[Later additions to record] Release auth. Cat 17 (Palestine) 05.02.1942
Interned EC
Emb. for Palestine March 42


                Release auth Cat 17 (Palestine)



                     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.

Kitchener camp, Richborough transit camp, Isak Wenkart, German Jewish Aid Committeee forms, page 1

Camp / arrival number 659

Date of arrival 8 April 1939
Passport expires 13 September 1939

Arrived Dover direct from Austria under Instructions R, para 14 

Interned and sent to Australia (HMT Dunera)

Compound II, Camp 7, Tatura

Polish quota Vienna: 21 March 1938 - fares cannot be paid.

Wife got visa at Vienna 8 May 1940; lost marriage certificate.

2 May 1941 - transmigrant Palestine; certificated promised by Jewish agency.

10 April 1942 - Major Layton cabled that Isak Wenkart emigrated from Australia to Palestine. He paid his own fare.

One trunk stored at Gersons

With the kind permission of World Jewish Relief

19 May 1943 - 'No Responsibility' circular sent.

2 October 1944 - Approached (?) Germania re possibility of shipping R's luggage and to sound present financial position.

8 December 1944 - Fares from Port Said to Palestine paid by Central Council £2.18.8 (?) currency.

12 February 1946 - Pd CWJ Miller & Co. Ltd for freight Xing (?) to Palestine £6.1.0
Kitchener camp, Isak Wenkart, German Jewish Aid Committeee forms, page 2

Documents courtesy of World Jewish Relief 

The following are links to Isak’s records in the Australian National Archives:

-Documents submitted by the Wenkart family on behalf of Isak Wenkart