Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Emigration to UK in 1938 #austria-czech

peter bakos <pgbakos@...>

Prior to the start of WWII the UK (as well as the US) had a
policy of refusing DP's and refugees, particularly Jewish ones.

In the case of a cousin, the Vienna police records state that this
person "went to England" does not reflect whether or not they actually
gained entry. If that is the case, what happened to those persons?

The specifics are that a Franz Hans Podwinetz is shown on his police
residential record as having gone to England in May 1938. There is no
further mention of him. The record further states he was "Evangelikus" but
there is no record in the Jewish registers of his having renounced his

Perhaps someone knows something about this subject generally.

Peter Bakos

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