Accession Number: NEKHC:2009.122

Object: Job Reference

Category: Bernard Grunberg; Kindertransport; Refugee; Germany

Physical Description: Paper and ink. Taped on reverse. Some discoloration. Complete.

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This job reference forms part of the Bernard Grunberg Collection. It is dated 20 December 1939, and details that Bernard has been working at this farm for several months. 

Further Information:  Bernard Grunberg was born in 1923 in Lingen, Germany. He lived with his parents and sister. As a boy Bernard experienced anti-Semitic bullying following the rise of Nazism which forced him to leave school. Bernard was studying woodwork at a Jewish college in Berlin when the woodwork shop was destroyed by fire prior to the November Pogrom. When he was 15 years old, Bernard came over to England on the Kindertransport and spent time in arriving children's camps before becoming a farm hand. This reference details that Bernard was hard working, and records time he spent on a farm as a dairy hand and handyman in 1939. Bernard later married and has been a prominent speaker at the NHCM. Bernard's father, mother, and sister were all murdered by the Nazi regime.