Re: Imprisoned on the Isle of Man: Jewish Refugees Classified as "Enemy Aliens" #galicia


Ann Rabinowitz
 

In response to the posts by Tony Hausner and Andrew Greene on the above
topic, there were Jews who were designated as "enemy aliens" in England
not only during World War II, but also during World War I. I am familiar with
this as my grandfather and many of his relatives and neighbors in
Manchester, England, were sent to the Isle of Man for detention at that time.

They were mainly >from the Drohobycz and Boryslaw, Ukraine, area and
either weren't naturalized or had served in the Austro-Hungarian Army prior
to immigrating to England. In fact, recently, I found a record on
findmypast.com in their "Britain, Enemy Aliens and Internees, First and
Second World Wars Images" database for my grandfather's sister. The
record was a Female Enemy Alien-Exemption >from Internment-Non-Refugee
card.

For those seeking info on this topic the data in findmypast.com is quite
helpful.

Ann Rabinowitz
arabinow@bellsouth.net

MODERATOR NOTE: The database Ann mentioned is at
http://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/britain-enemy-aliens-and-internees-first-and-second-world-wars
(or tinyurl.com/FMP-Britishenemyaliens). It can be searched free, but a
subscription is needed to view original images. Searching by town names
(in the keyword field) brings up many Galitzianers.

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