Nuchim Hersch Josefsberg

Born: Broszniow, 10 September 1902

Profession in country of origin: Proprietor of textile business

Arrived in Britain as a refugee from Germany in 1939


[Later hand-written addition: Released Cat 17 07/11/1940

Male enemy alien - Exemption from internment - Refugee  
Surname: Josefsberg
Forename: Nuchim Hersch
Alias: - 
Date and place of birth: 10/09/1902 in Broszniow
Nationality: Stateless
Police Regn. Cert. No.: 712 656 
Home Office ref: C 3135   
Address: Kitchener Camp, Richborough, Sandwich, Kent
Normal occupation: Proprietor of textile business
Present occupation: Agricultural Worker in Camp
Name and address of employer: -
Decision of tribunal: Exempted "C" & 9A
Date 18.10.1939 
Whether exempted from Article 6(A): Yes [later crossed out in red]
Whether desires to be repatriated: No 
                                  Released Cat. 17
                                           Josefsberg, Nuchim Hersch
                        712 656 

                         Richborough EC

                                                 J 7984

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

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I am the grandson of Nuchim Hersch Josefsberg, born in 1902, from Vienna, who was at Kitchener camp.

The family are just starting out on their research journey, but know that Nuchim married twice: his first wife was Olga, the mother of Trudi Josefsberg. His second wife was Ernastine – the mother of Paul and Nelly Josefsberg.

Throughout the 1930s it was their mission to get as many of the family out of Austria as possible.

Nuchim managed to get his children onto Kindertransports: Paul and Nelly Josefsberg spent a year in the Kindertransport program, then met their father at Richborough.

He next took them to Liverpool, where the children boarded the RMS Scythia for New York to meet up with their mother, Ernestine Josefsberg.

If you have any information about Nuchim, please do get in touch in the usual way and we will be pleased to pass on any news to the family.