Max Geyer

Born: Dresden, Germany, 2 November 1918

Profession in country of origin: Tool maker

Arrived in Britain as a refugee in 1939


Male enemy alien - Exemption from internment - Refugee   
Surname: Geyer
Forename: Max
Alias: - 
Date and place of birth: 02/11/1918 in Dresden 
Nationality: Stateless 
Police Regn. Cert. No.: 711 349 
Home Office ref: C 380     
Address: Kitchener camp, Richborough, Sandwich, Kent 
Normal occupation: Tool maker
Present occupation: 
Name and address of employer: - 
Decision of tribunal: Exempted "C" & 9a
Date 11.10.1939 
Whether exempted from Article 6(A): Yes 
Whether desires to be repatriated: No 

Tribunal District: Richborough Camp Tribunal 2

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

B. Non-transmigrants
Name of ship: Batory
Steamship Line: Gdynia America Line
Names and descriptions of ALIEN passengers embarked at the port of Southampton
Date of Departure: 8th May 1947
Where bound: New York

Contract ticket number: 1210
Port at which passengers have contracted to land: New York
Names of passengers: Geyer, Max; Geyer, Eva; child
Class: Tour.
Ages of passengers - Adults of 12 years and upwards - Accompanied by husband or wife - Males 28 / Females 27
Children between 1 and 12: -
Infants: 3 months
Last address in the UK: 139, Dartmouth Road, London NW2
Profession, Occupation, or Calling of passengers: Toolmaker / Housewife
Country of last permanent residence: England / England / England
Country of Intended Future Residence: USA / USA / USA
Country of which Citizen or Subject: Stateless / Stateless / Stateless

Source: National Archives: Passenger Lists leaving UK 1890-1960.

Editor’s note: We are not allowed to reproduce National Archives images, but we are permitted to reproduce information from them.

No. 7186319
Name: Geyer, Max
Residing at: 1605 N. 52nd Street, Phila. 31 Pa
Date of Birth:  11/02/1918
Date of order of admission: 11/12/1952
Date certificate issued: 11/12/1952 by the
US District Court at Philadelphia, Pa
Petition no. 196832
Alien Registration No. 6 668 639

Source: Transcribed from image of document submitted by family; image under copyright.

Häftlinge (prisoner) number: 26793
Entry date: 15/11/1938
Name: Geyer, Max
Date of birth: 2/11/1918
Place of birth: Dresden

Source: Transcribed extract from Dachau Entry Register – 17/11/1938. Under copyright with Fold 3/ National Archives

Documents kindly submitted by Avril Lambersky and Linda Geyer-Bolder for their father Max Geyer.


  • Kitchener camp, Max Geyer
  • Kitchener camp, Max Geyer

Photographs submitted by Avril Lambersky and Linda Geyer-Bolder for their father Max Geyer.