Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Fw: Czech place names and Czechoslovak refugees in the UK #austria-czech
I have posted an extract >from a "British Committee for Refugees >from Czecho-
slovakia" interview form completed in May 1939 in the UK. I am trying to
decipher and understand the three place names.
The extract is here: http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/responselist.asp?key=54131
The person to whom the document relates was a Roman Catholic and Communist
member of my extended Jewish family. He was born in March 1900, son of a
coal miner, and came to the UK as a political refugee in May 1939. His
occupation is given on various documents as chef and journalist. On arrival
in the UK, he could speak Polish, German and Czech.
a) Place of birth: Appears to be Hamborn.=A0 Does the writing below Hamborn
indicate whether this is Hamborn in Duisburg, in North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany)?
b) Right of Domicile: Appears to be Ulbersdorf. I have found three places
called Ulbersdorf. The first is in Poland which I discount. The second
is in Saxony in Germany. It is close to the Czech border but, as far as I can tell,
has never been inside Czechoslovakia. The third is called
Albrechtice (Most) in Czech, was near the German border but no longer exist
s having been absorbed by a coal mine. Does the writing under Ulbersdorf
indicate which Ulbersdorf it is. Did Right of Domicile only apply in Czechoslovakia
at this time or did it apply in Germany too?
c) Address in Czechoslovakia: I would be grateful for any help in transcribing
and identifying the full address. A Jewishgenner has kindly suggested that the
first word"Aussig" refers to the town of Aussig (Usti nad Labem in Czech).
Please respond by email. I also welcome any suggestions for continuing my
research using these addresses.
For anyone researching WW2 refugees >from Czechoslovakia who came to the UK,
the document extract came >from the records of the British Committee for Refugees
from Czechoslovakia and Czechoslovak Refugee Trust housed at the National Archivesat Kew e.g http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C9158. There is a lot of
information about these documents on this website
lists of refugees (mostly Jewish). I am not an expert on these records but I can explain how
I obtained the record about which I am enquiring if you contact me by email.
Many thanks for your help,
Marsha Rosenberg, UK