Hungarians, Austrians in UK 1936-39 #unitedkingdom
I assume your friend was born before 1918. In that case he (and a
Galizian or Czech) would have been classified by the security people at the
British Home Office by his nationality at birth, i.e., as "Austrian," and
subjected to the same rules and conditions as an Austrian, i.e., exactly like
a German Jew.
You know, now, that it would have been a safer place, but I doubt your
relative would have believed that at the time with the same full certainty. He
may have gone to France to help relatives escape >from danger under the Nazis.
Portugal was the choice of European Jews who were fleeing to the United
States or to South America.
Michael Bernet, New York