Friendly "Enemy Alien" Paybooks

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  1. alberk

    alberk Well-Known Member

    I met this gentleman - born in 1920 - some years ago in London. An unforgettable encounter with a remarkable man. He was born as Hans Dieter Wolff in Berlin and fled the Nazis in the mid-30s ending up in a quaker school in England. He was deported to the Isle of Man in 1939, then deported again to a camp in Canada. There he was offered the chance to join the British Army - which he did, adopting the name Peter Wayne (he liked John Wayne movies). Peter Wayne died shortly before his 100th birthday... this is his story:

    Wayne, Peter (Oral history)
  2. hucks216

    hucks216 Member

    Just for completeness sake, Bruno Schemel was on Transport Number 4 from Berlin which departed on 1st November 1941 from the Grunewald Train Station and arrived at Lodz (Litzmannstadt) the next day. The transport had between 1033-1079 people onboard and was the last one to Lodz, with 4,187 Jews having arrived from Berlin by then. Between the 4th & 15th May 1942 most of the Jews that had been deported to Lodz were sent to the death camp at Chelmno. Of the approx 1033-1079 on the same transport as Schemel none survived.
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  3. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

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    13802893 Max Bronner who was born in Bielitz in 1903 at which point it was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire after WW1 it became part of Poland, by 1938 Max was living in Vienna, after the Germans moved in he was picked up and sent to Dachau on 31/3/38 and from there to Buchenwald on 22/9/38 - at some point he was released and made his way to the UK and in 1940 joined the Auxiliary Military Pioneer Corps - he was discharged fairly quickly as medically unfit.

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  4. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    1939 England and Wales Register
    Name: Max Bronner
    Gender: Male
    Marital Status: Single
    Birth Date: 20 Jun 1903
    Residence Year: 1939
    Address: 209
    Residence Place: Hampstead, London, England
    Occupation: Dentist Unemployed
    Line Number: 21
    Schedule Number: 277
    Sub Schedule Number: 1
    Enumeration District: AKCF
    Borough: Hampstead
    Registration district: 8/1
    Household Members Age
    Max Bronner 36
    Marcell Bronner 40
    Josef Bronner 43

    UK and Ireland, Find a Grave Index, 1300s-Current
    Name: Dr Max Bronner
    Birth Date: 20 Apr 1903
    Death Date: 25 Oct 1989
    Cemetery: Kinson Cemetery
    Burial or Cremation Place: Bournemouth, Bournemouth Unitary Authority, Dorset, England
    Has Bio?: Y
    Dr Max Bronner (1903-1989) - Find A Grave Memorial

    England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007
    Name: Max Bronner
    Death Age: 86
    Birth Date: 20 Apr 1903
    Registration Date: Oct 1989
    Registration District: Poole
    Inferred County: Dorset
    Volume: 23
    Page: 889

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