Re: KT teenagers placed North in Thirlby England 1939-40 #unitedkingdom


Sandy
 

Kurt, I have also hit a brick wall trying to learn more about my father, Ludwig Hahn's residence in England, where he arrived in February 1939 just shy of 16.  I believe he spent most of the next two years in and around Manchester until his aunt in the U.S. was able to obtain a visa for him. Even after getting his visa, his trip to the US was cancelled once until his "number came up," as my dad referred to the quota. I've written to the Kindertransport organization and another agency with no success. Interestingly, Ehrmann is a prominent name in my dad's ancestry - his grandmother was an Ehrmann and the Ehrmanns were prominent in his town of Bergen, which is now part of Frankfurt. They originally were from Gross Zimmern in Hesse. I have also discovered that his grandmother had a brother, Gustave/Gerhard Ehrmann, who came to the US in the 19th c, and has many descendants, whom I've identified through DNA matches. Where are your Ehrmanns from?
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Sandy Hahn Lanman
New Jersey

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