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Hascharah Training Centre, Braunton, Devon: Notes

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1556 WL 1301
Held at: Wiener Library
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Full title: Hascharah Training Centre, Braunton, Devon: Notes
Date(s): 1993
Level of description: collection
Extent: 1 file
Name of creator(s): Dunston | Fred | b 1917 | youth leader


Administrative/Biographical history:

Fred Dunston (originally Fritz Deutsch) along with his friend Martin Goldenberg became involved in setting up a school to prepare Jewish children in Vienna for emigration to Palestine. After the Kristallnacht pogrom in November 1938 they started to help organise the Jewish childrens' transports to Great Britain. After a brief spell in the Kitchener Camp for Refugees, near Sandwich, Kent, they worked at Great Engeham Farm, Kent, where many of the children stayed initially before moving on to more permanent accommodation.

After spending a short period as a youth leader at Bydown, Devon, a Hascharah camp for Jewish children preparing for Palestine, Fred went on to manage a smaller centre for older refugees at Braunton, Devon. His time at Braunton was interrupted by a spell of internment on the Isle of Man along with many other German and Austrian Jewish immigrants. The centre closed at the end of 1940.


Scope and content/abstract:

Account of the Hascharah training centre at Braunton, Devon, comprising typescript notes, transcripts and copies of correspondence and other documents annotated by Fred Dunston, 1993.

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Copies can be made for personal use. Permission must be sought for publication.

Finding aids:

Description exists to this archive on the Wiener Library's online catalogue

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Fred Dunston

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by Howard Falksohn.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
February 2008

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