Kitchener Camps Sandwich #unitedkingdom


I am researching my wife's family background.  Her father, together with his brother were part of the 4000 or so young men sent to a Kitchener Camp in Sandwich, Kent, UK in 1939 as part of an agreement between the UK Government and the Nazi regime (AFAIK).
The rest of her father's family, mother, father, younger brother were all murdered in a concentration camp near Minsk in 1942.

What I am trying to do is find out the brother's pathway from arrest (presumably) and onward journey to the UK.   I have searched every database that I can find and there's no sign of:

Franz Oscar Mandl, born 19th May 1913,
Wilhelm Mandl, born 28 April 1908,  

Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

Kind Regards
Richard Holder

Joyaa Antares

Hi Richard,
Be sure to search the digest for previous posts about the Sandwich Kitchener camp as there have been a number.
Best wishes,
Gold Coast, Queensland, AUSTRALIA

Emily Rosenberg

This article from The Guardian can lead you to more information.

Emily Rosenberg
Oakland, California

KESNER in Amsterdam, London, Chicago
STODEL in Amsterdam, London, USA
KAWIN in Suwalki and Poland
RUBINSKY in Suwalki and Poland

Michael Sharp

try contacting the Association for Jewish Refugees in London

If they were kindertransport, you could also contact World Jewish Relief in London who hold their predec3essor organisation's archives of all the kindertransport records
Michael Sharp
Manchester UK

Judith Elam

Richard - my father (Max Heinz Nathan) and maternal grandfather (Peisech Mendzigursky) were both at Kitchener Camp. There is a Kitchener Camp website.  My father's and grandfather's photos and documents are on this website.  There is a lot of information on everything pertaining to the Camp on this website, including how the men got there.  And now a number of the participants in this amazing project are on an email list and are still sharing relevant information. Franz Mandl is listed on the website. 

Judith Elam
Kihei, HI