Bernard Simon’s certificate to the ‘Royal Society of Deported Internees’

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Made by his fellow internees, this satirical certificate welcomes Bernard Simon to the 'Royal Society of Deported Internees'.
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Bernard Simon came as a child refugee to Britain in 1933. He was a pupil at Anna Essinger’s school in Herrlingen and moved to England with the school at Bunce Court near Faversham. His mother Gerty, who was a famous photographer, came too.

In 1940, he was interned by the British authorities as an enemy alien and transported aboard the notorious ship HMS Dunera to Hay Camp in Australia.

Heritage Fund The Association of Jewish Refugees Federal Foreign Office
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