Samuel Finkel

Born: Leipzig, Germany, 20 August 1901

Profession in country of origin: Bicycle dealer

Arrived in Britain as a refugee from Germany in summer 1939


Male enemy alien - Exemption from internment - Refugee   
Surname: Finkel
Forename: Samuel
Alias: - 
Date and place of birth: 20/08/1901 in Leipzig 
Nationality: Stateless 
Police Regn. Cert. No.: 712 687
Home Office ref: C 3463
Address: Kitchener camp, Richborough, Sandwich, Kent 
Normal occupation: Bicycle dealer
Present occupation: 
Name and address of employer: - 
Decision of tribunal: Exempted "C"
Date 18.10.1939 
Whether exempted from Article 6(A): Yes [later crossed out in red]
Whether desires to be repatriated: No 

[Later addition RA in Australia as infirm 11.01.1943. Released Australia]


Sailed for Australia in SS Dunera on 10th July 1940

To be released in Australia  Release authorised Category 17 25.1.1941 

Richborough EC

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

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, Samuel Finkel, Passport, arrival stamp 5th August 1939, Vienna visa
Kitchener Camp, Samuel Finkel, Passport, arrival stamp 5th August 1939
Vienna visa granted 1 August 1939

Registered with Kent police, 7 August 1939


Kitchener Camp, Samuel Finkel, Deutsches Reich Fremdenpass, issued July 1939
Kitchener Camp, Samuel Finkel, German passport photograph, 1939