Karl Reiser

Born: Vienna, Austria, 10 November 1905

Profession in country of origin: Electrician

Arrived in Britain as a refugee from Austria on 27th March 1939

Documents

Male enemy alien - Exemption from internment - Refugee  
                         
Surname: Reiser
Forename: Karl
Alias: -
Date and place of birth: 10/11/1905 in Vienna
Nationality: German
Police Regn. Cert. No.: 710 330
Home Office ref: C 1152  
Address: Kitchener camp, Richborough, Sandwich, Kent
Normal occupation: Electrician
Present occupation: Ditto in camp
Name and address of employer: -
Decision of tribunal: Exempted "C" & 9a  
Date 06.10.1939
Whether exempted from Article 6(A): Yes
Whether desires to be repatriated: No

Tribunal District: Richborough Camp Tribunal no. 4

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

B. Non-transmigrants
Name of ship: Britannic
Steamship Line: Cunard White Star Limited
Names and descriptions of ALIEN passengers embarked at the port of Liverpool
Date of Departure: 3rd May 1940
Where bound: New York

Contract ticket number: 44374
Port at which passengers have contracted to land: New York
Names of passengers: Reiser, Karl
Class: 3rd
Ages of passengers - Adults of 12 years and upwards - Accompanied by husband or wife - Males 34 / Females 29
Ages of passengers - Adults of 12 years and upwards - Not accompanied by husband or wife - Males 16 / Females -
Children between 1 and 12: -
Infants: -
Last address in the United Kingdom: Kitchener Camp, Richborough, Kent
Profession, Occupation, or Calling of passengers: Electrician
Country of last permanent residence: Foreign Countries
Country of Intended Future Residence: USA
Country of which Citizen or Subject: Germany
B. Non-transmigrants
Name of ship: Britannic
Steamship Line: Cunard White Star Limited
Names and descriptions of ALIEN passengers embarked at the port of Liverpool
Date of Departure: 3rd May 1940
Where bound: New York

Contract ticket number: 44374
Port at which passengers have contracted to land: New York
Names of passengers: Reiser, Mathilde
Class: 3rd
Ages of passengers - Adults of 12 years and upwards - Accompanied by husband or wife - Males 34 / Females 29
Ages of passengers - Adults of 12 years and upwards - Not accompanied by husband or wife - Males 16 / Females -
Children between 1 and 12: -
Infants: -
Last address in the United Kingdom: Kitchener Camp, Richborough, Kent
Profession, Occupation, or Calling of passengers: Housewife
Country of last permanent residence: Foreign Countries
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.

Letters

Kitchener camp, Karl Reiser, Letter, Mathilde Reiser, Letter, Affidavit, 1 February 1940
Kitchener camp, Karl Reiser, Letter, Mathilde Reiser, Letter, Affidavit, 1 February 1940.
Submitted by Cindy Silverman for her grandfather Karl Reiser

Photographs

Kitchener camp, Karl Reiser – ‘Grandpa’ – in the magazine, Some Victims of the Nazi Terror Submitted by Cindy Silverman for her grandfather Karl Reiser
Kitchener camp, Karl Reiser – ‘Grandpa’ – in the magazine, Some Victims of the Nazi Terror.
Submitted by Cindy Silverman for her grandfather Karl Reiser

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