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More on Refugee Week – Manchester Archives publish this fascinating and moving account – follow Refugee X on the blog or on Twitter @mcrarchives


We hope to leave Germany as soon as possible. Our case is being handled by the Jewish Refugee Committee in Manchester, England, our guarantor wrote to quicken the process. I was yesterday with the Gestapo and got instructions for immediate emigration, otherwise it would arise great difficulties for me. Our departure from Germany now being a matter of life and death, my next limit is May 21, by which time we must have left Germany otherwise I will certainly be arrested. There is great tragedy that my wife this angel in human shape and the children’s grandmother had to become victims of the Nazis.


I have sent to the committee my reference which will hopefully speed our departure from Germany. ‘His absolute reliability as a man made him a colleague to be used in all places and for independent work… I wish him the very best for the…

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