Accession Number: NEKHC:2013.19

Object: Entrance paper

Category: Ellen Rawson; Kindertransport

Physical Description: Paper and ink. Complete.

Information on Item: This entrance paper belongs to the Ellen Rawson Collection, it secured Ellen's place in England so she may travel from Germany on the Kindertransport.

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This entrance paper forms part of the Ellen Rawson Collection. Ellen was born in 1922 in Königsberg, East Prussia. The family lived there happily during Ellen’s early childhood. They kept many of the Jewish holidays, and religion was an important part of family life. As the family were Jewish, their business and home was taken from them during the Holocaust. Ellen survived as she was sent away from the increasing persecution to England on the Kindertransport, however her parents were murdered by the Nazi regime. The entrance paperwork was required by the children, and the document identifies Ellen, her date of birth, her parents and place of origin. It had also been stamped twice once Ellen was in Britain, first in June 1939 at Southampton, and second in September 1939. The document is also stamped to show that Ellen must not undertake any paid work whilst in the United Kingdom.