Born: Pottenstein, Austria, 19 January 1906
Profession in country of origin: Watchmaker
Arrived in Britain as a refugee from Austria in 1939
Male enemy alien - Exemption from internment - Refugee Surname: Neufeld Forename: Otto Alias: - Date and place of birth: 19/01/1906 in Pottenstein Nationality: German Police Regn. Cert. No.: 710 849 Home Office ref: C 1659 Address: Kitchener camp, Richborough, Sandwich, Kent Normal occupation: watchmaker Present occupation: watchmaker in camp Name and address of employer: - Decision of tribunal: Exempted "C" and 9 (A) Date 06.10.1939 Whether exempted from Article 6(A): Yes Whether desires to be repatriated: No Tribunal District: Richborough Camp Tribunal no. 6 Signature of Tribunal: Trevor Hunter
Source: National Arrives, Home Office: Aliens Department: Internees Index, 1939-1947.
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From the Pioneer Corps archives
Otto Neufeld Service number 13800704 Joined 3 Centre Pioneer Corps for training on 1 January 40 Transferred to REME on 6 April 1943
Translation of the above:
“Dear Grandmother, Did you receive my letter? For a long time now, I have no mail from you. Please write to me. I write to mother. Mother wrote me that she is travelling to England. How are the Aunties? Parella and Lilli”
Letter submitted by Cathy Davis for her grandfather Otto Neufeld
Photographs submitted by Cathy Davis for her grandfather Otto Neufeld