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Series II: Emigration and the HMT Dunera, 1938-1977


Scope and Contents

Series II holds papers related to Fritz Kassel's emigration from Germany. Included are also collected clippings and materials from Kitchener Camp and various documentation that pertains to the Dunera, the ship which brought Fritz Kassel to Australia.

Material on the Kitchener Camp includes a newsletter produced by the camp, the Kitchener Camp Review, and another publication on the camp. Among the collected clippings of "Other Topics" is one article on the Kitchener Camp.

Several folders in this series document the trip of the HMT Dunera, which transported enemy aliens from England to Australia. In the folder of official correspondence is a copy of a memorandum from individuals in intermnent camps to the Australian government concerning the voyage as well as several copies of articles on the Dunera. Another folder holds newspaper clippings of articles related to the voyage. The last folder of this series contains a legal opinion on the situation, discussing the basis for compensation by identifying violations of the Geneva Conventions during the voyage as a comparison, even though the passengers of the Dunera, being largely stateless refugees, were not protected by the Conventions as they existed at that time.


  • 1938-1977


Language of Materials

This series is in English and German.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Collection is digitized.

Collection is microfilmed, please use MF 1032.

Access Information

Readers may access the collection by visiting the Lillian Goldman Reading Room at the Center for Jewish History. We recommend reserving the collection in advance; please visit the LBI Online Catalog and click on the "Request" button.


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Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

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New York NY 10011 United States