Robert Mildwurm

Born: Vienna, Austria, 17 January 1920

Profession in country of origin: Tailor

Arrived in Britain as a refugee from Austria on 27 March 1939

Documents

Male enemy alien - Exemption from internment - Refugee  
                          
Surname: Mildwurm 
Forename: Robert
Alias: - 
Date and place of birth: 17/01/1920 in Vienna
Nationality: German 
Police Regn. Cert. No.: 710 338 
Home Office ref: C 1131 
Address: Kitchener camp, Richborough, Sandwich, Kent 
Normal occupation: Tailor
Present occupation: Tailor in Camp
Name and address of employer: - 
Decision of tribunal: Exempted "C" & 9a   
Date 04.10.1939 
Whether exempted from Article 6(A): Yes 
Whether desires to be repatriated: No 

Tribunal District: Richborough Camp Tribunal 4

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

B. Non-transmigrants
Name of ship: Georgic
Steamship Line: Cunard White Star Limted
Names and descriptions of ALIEN passengers embarked at the port of Liverpool
Date of Departure: 18th March 1940
Where bound: New York

Contract ticket number: 127250
Port at which passengers have contracted to land: New York
Names of passengers: Mildwurm, Robert
Class: 3rd
Ages of passengers - Adults of 12 years and upwards - Not accompanied by husband or wife - Males 20 
Children between 1 and 12: -
Infants: -
Last address in the UK: Kitchener Camp, Richborough
Profession, Occupation, or Calling of passengers: Tailor
Country of last permanent residence: Foreign Countries
Country of Intended Future Residence: USA / USA 
Country of which Citizen or Subject: Austria

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

Editor’s note: We are not allowed to reproduce National Archives (UK) images, but we are permitted to reproduce the material from them, as shown above.

  • Kitchener camp, Robert Mildwurm, Deutsches Reisepass, German passport, Cover
  • Kitchener camp, Robert Mildwurm, Deutsches Reisepass, German passport, J,
  • Kitchener camp, Robert Mildwurm, Deutsches Reisepass, German passport, Vienna, 29 September 1938
  • Kitchener camp, Robert Mildwurm, Deutsches Reisepass, German passport, Special Division, Swiss legation 8 March 1940
  • Kitchener camp, Robert Mildwurm, Deutsches Reisepass, German passport, Vienna 9 November 1938, Consulate of the Republic of Honduras 1938
  • Kitchener camp, Robert Mildwurm, Deutsches Reisepass, German passport, Dover Immigration office, 27 March 1939, Kent County police, 28 March 1939, UK Visa, 20 March 1939, Granted at Vienna, "Good for single journey only",

Submitted by the Mildwurm family for Robert Mildwurm

Memories

Robert Mildwurm was a resident of the Kitchener camp after getting out of Dachau in 1939 and before immigrating to the USA. He spoke to his family about meeting Winston Churchill.

A book was written to commemorate the 50-year anniversary of the Anschluß, and the effect on the Jews in Vienna, Austria.

Coincidentally, the cover of the book shows a picture of my father (center) and his mother (right) being forced to scrub the streets in Vienna.

Kitchener camp, Robert Mildwurm - centre of photograph on book cover; his mother on the right
Kitchener camp, Robert Mildwurm – centre of photograph on book cover; his mother on the right

A relative in Britain recognized my father and contacted the publisher, letting them know he was alive and in San Francisco. Profil magazine came to the city to write an article, and afterwards we all flew to Vienna for the unveiling of a statue in Albertinaplatz in Vienna, which commemorates this event.

Robert Mildwurm was presented with the Seal of the City of Vienna by the Mayor.

Submitted by the Mildwurm family for Robert Mildwurm

Photographs

  • Kitchener camp, Robert Mildwurm, Photograph from German passport
  • Robert Mildwurm, Photograph from US Naturalization Certificate, 23 July 1945

Submitted by the Mildwurm family for Robert Mildwurm