Walter Kassern

Born: Vienna, Austria, 1907

Profession in country of origin: Milliner

Arrived in Britain as a refugee from Austria in 1939


Male enemy alien - Exemption from internment - Refugee   
Surname: Kassern
Forename: Walter
Alias: - 
Date and place of birth: 21/09/1907 in Vienna
Nationality: German 
Police Regn. Cert. No.: 712 767
Home Office ref: C 2233      
Address: Kitchener camp, Richborough, Sandwich, Kent 
Normal occupation: Hat Manufacturer
Present occupation: 
Name and address of employer: - 
Decision of tribunal: Exempted "C" & 9a
Date 24.10.1939 
Whether exempted from Article 6(A): Yes 
Whether desires to be repatriated: No 

Tribunal District: Richborough Camp Tribunal 3

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, Walter Kassern
Kitchener camp, Hut 4/II, Letter – from Walter Kassern, 11th October 1939


  • Kitchener Camp, Walter Kassern, Vienna, 1930s
  • Kitchener camp, Walter Kassern

Photographs kindly submitted by Robert Berkowitz for his cousin, Walter Kassern