Re: Entry to the U.K. my brother GERHARD SALINGER
- From: rnwoolf@xxxxxxxxxxxxx (Naidia Woolf)
- Date: 22 Jan 2012 17:27:42 -0800
You said that your brother entered the UK before the outbreak of war
(in 1939). You didn't say, however, whether he remained in England or left
for another country. (I see that you live in Israel.)
Check the UK alien registration records to see if your brother was
registered as an "enemy alien." (During both world wars all resident aliens
in Britain had to register with the police, those deemed medium or high
security were interned.)
Obtaining the record (if it existed) could be very worth-while. I obtained
a copy of a possible (distant) relative of mine named Sarah SAPERSTEIN who
arrived in England in 1939. It gave a lot of valuable information about
her, including Surname, Forenames, Date and place of birth, Nationality
(in her case given as "Stateless"), Police Registration Cert. No., Address
(in the UK), Normal occupation (how she used to be employed), Present
Occupation, Name & Address of Employer, Decision of Tribunal - her case "Not
to be interned," and date [of the Tribunal's Decision), 2/12/39. Item #11
asks if the "alien" "desires to be repatriated (Yes or No): her answer was
(of course!) "No."
If you plan to visit the UK, go to the National Archives (formerly known as
the Public Record Office) at Kew (outside London) and look for the link for
Exemption From Internment - Refugees. Or do a search online under your
brother's name then send a formal inquiry by letter or email.
Copies are costly but - in my opinion - worth it if there's a real "need to
Good luck with your research.
San Francsco, CA USA
Formerly of Birmingham, England
Researching (partial list)
SAFIRSTEIN / SZAFIRSTEYN / DROZDIASZ: Karczew, Poland; England (London,
Ralph Salinger <Salinger@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I am trying to find when my brother Gerhard SALINGER entered the U.K.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
He was born in Berlin in 1927 and was in England before the outbreak of war
in 1939. Where should I be looking?
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