Accession Number: NEKHC:2009.209

Object: Letter and Envelope

Category: Zdenka Husserl; Alice Goldberger; Lingfield House; The Lingfield House Collection; Certificate

Physical Description: Paper and ink. Complete.

This handwritten letter forms part of the Zdenka Husserl Collection. The letter is dated 13 November 1940, and was written by Alice Goldberger on Rushen Internment Camp letterheaded paper. 

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Further Information:  This letter was written in November 1940, by Alice Goldberger. Alice was herself a refugee to Britain, and was interned as a possible enemy alien due to her nationality during the Second World War. She wrote this letter in November 1940, to her friend Anneliese. In the letter Alice expresses her gratitude for warm clothing which she had been sent, and describes her work looking after children also held in Rushen. The letter documents life in Rushen for Alice and the children she cares for, and signs off with Alice keen for her friend to write back soon. On leaving Rushen, Alice would go on to run foster homes in England for orphaned children brought to Britain under a scheme to help suriving children, liberated from Nazi camps.