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Erna Sara Simion

Epithet: Rushen Camp internee, Isle of Man (1940 - 1941)

Record type: Second World War Internees

Biography: Internee number 3104.

30 May 1940 arrived at Rushen Camp c/o Imperial, Port Erin. - Date of Birth 29.4.1890 in Berlin. - Address of last residence outside U.K. Berlin. - Passport No. 435739/2 Berlin 26.7.39. - Conditional landing at Harwich 27.8.39, to Emigrate from U.K. - Exempt Internment until further order, subject to special restrictions, whilst remaining with Capt. Creighton, a Civil Servant, in N. Ireland. - Conditional landing at Liverpool 1.5.40 to Emigrate.

Police Permit to proceed out and in of Rushen Internment Camp, under escort, for the purpose of proceeding to the Court House, Douglas to attend Tribunal, at 9.45 a.m. on the 15th January 1941. (Home Office Advisory Committee) (Box IOMC Movement Permits) - 15.1.41 The holder of this Certificate is to be exempted until further order from internment and from the special restrictions applicable to enemy aliens under the Aliens Order, 1920, as amended. - 11.2.41 Leaving Isle of Man for 5, The Park, Golders Green, London, NW.

Economist and archivist. A Jewish refugee who played a leading role in the camp. - From Totally Un-English? - B115/64. - she was going to write an article of the history of the Isle of Man for the second edition of Rushen Outlook (an internal camp magazine) but this was never published. - From Politics and Culture in Twentieth-Century Germany. B115/79. - Became involved in the Service Exchange that existed in the Camp making a card index with the names of people and their addresses in the camp and the skills they had to offer.- One of the representatives for the ladies at the hotel. - She had a brother (not named) who was interned on the Island, and she was allowed to visit him once. They were both released at about the same time. - From an interview she gave and recorded by the Imperial War Museum. Accession No. 004000/07.E. 6329 issued 11.9.1939 at Bangor, County Down.

Nationality: German

Gender: Female

Date of birth: 29 April 1890

Place of birth: Berlin

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