Born: Opatów, Poland, 17 February 1901
Profession in country of origin: Leader of orchestra
Arrived in Britain as a refugee in 1939
Male enemy alien - Exemption from internment - Refugee Surname: Pietruschka Forename: Majer Alias: - Date and place of birth: 17/02/1901 in Opatów Nationality: Stateless Police Regn. Cert. No.: 710 477 Home Office ref: C 411 Address: Kitchener camp, Richborough, Sandwich, Kent Normal occupation: Leader of Orchestra Present occupation: Violinist Name and address of employer: - Decision of tribunal: Exempted "C" & 9A Date 05.10.1939 Whether exempted from Article 6(A): Yes [hand-written addition: crossed out in blue pencil] Whether desires to be repatriated: No
17.02.1901 Pietruschka, Majer 768168 Sailed for Australia in SS 'Dunera' on 10th July, 1940 Richborough EC P12360
Stateless Pietruschka 17.02.1901 Majer Opatów C EAT P12360 M Release authorised for Australian Labour Corps R 14442 Aus Enrolled (see list) Discharged on Medical grounds
Source: National Arrives, Home Office: Aliens Department: Internees Index, 1939-1947.
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Records in the Australian National Archives
Pietruschka, Majer; Title Prisoner of War/Internee; Year of birth - 1901; Nationality - Stateless hungarian Contents range 1939 - 1945 Series number MP1103/2 Control symbol E40368 Access status Open Barcode 9906872
Title Prisoner of War/Internee: Pietruschka, Majer; Date of birth - 17 February 1901; Nationality - Hungarian Contents range 1940 - 1942 Series number MP1103/1 Control symbol E40368 Access status Open Barcode 8618053
Title PIETRUSCHKA NAJEI Service Number - V378151 Date of birth - 17 Feb 1901 Place of birth - OPATOW RUSSIA Place of enlistment - CAULFIELD VIC Next of Kin - WINOKUR MARIA Contents range 1939 - 1948 Series number B884 Control symbol V378151 Access status Open Barcode 6254879