Louis Goldmann

Born: Loslau, Germany, 13 February 1914

Profession in country of origin: Tailor

Arrived in Britain as a refugee from Germany in 1939

Documents

[Hand-written addition] Interned EC

Male enemy alien - Exemption from internment - Refugee  
                          
Surname: Goldmann 
Forename: Louis 
Alias: - 
Date and place of birth: 13/02/1914 in Loslau 
Nationality: German 
Police Regn. Cert. No.: 711 706
Home Office ref: C 47   [addition] 20242   2/14     C16
Address: Kitchener camp, Richborough, Sandwich, Kent 
Normal occupation: Tailor
Present occupation: -
Name and address of employer: - 
Decision of tribunal: Exempted "C" & 9a 
Date 13.10.1939 
Whether exempted from Article 6(A): Yes 
Whether desires to be repatriated: No 

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.

Memories

The following link goes to the USC Shoah Foundation website and a fascinating two-hour interview with Louis Goldmann, conducted in 1990. 

He talks a little about his time at Kitchener, and also about the Haig listening posts, internment on the Isle of Man, and deportation and internment in Canada.

Louis mentions that he was one of 29 people in Hut 29/II. There are also some Kitchener photographs shown during this interview. He states that there were about 20 people in Hut 29/I – “small groups”. One of the men in one of the Kitchener photographs was Louis’s brother Bruno Goldmann. 

Looking at the brothers’ Exemption from Internment cards in the UK National Archives records, Bruno and Louis must have arrived in Britain together (see the Police Registration certificate numbers and Home Office reference numbers).

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