Majer Pietruschka

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 
           Sailed for Australia
               in SS 'Dunera'
              on 10th July, 1940
                  Richborough EC      
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 Archives, 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
Service Number - V378151 
Date of birth - 17 Feb 1901 
Place of birth - OPATOW RUSSIA 
Place of enlistment - CAULFIELD VIC 
Contents range 1939 - 1948
Series number B884
Control symbol V378151
Access status Open
Barcode 6254879