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Photograph - Frank Schlesinger & Friends, Tatura, Victoria, 1940s Image Reg. No: MM 92051

Photograph taken of Frank Schlesinger and friends at Tatura in the 1940s. Frank was born in 1912 in Breslau, Germany (now Wroclaw, Poland) to Jewish parents. He was caught up in the events of Kristallnacht in 1938 and was sent to Buchenwald Concentration Camp, he was released and managed to flea to Singapore. In 1940 along with many other German and Austrian Jewish refugees in Singapore and Malay, Frank was interned by British Forces and sent to Tatura Internment Camp in Australia. He was released in 1942 and joined the Army 8th.Employment Company.
Black and white copy photograph.
Description Of Content:
Five men in uniform posing together in outdoor landscape with tent off to left hand side.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Judy Munro, 2007
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 101.0 mm (Width), 150.0 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, german immigration, internment camps, world war ii 1939-1945, jewish immigration, military history, prison camps, prisoners of war, military forces
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Internment
Tertiary Classification: documents
Inscriptions: Handwritten on reverse: 'Tatura Camp / Frank Schlesinger - 2nd from left'
Format: Photograph: Black & White; 6 in. x 4 in.
Place & Date Depicted: Tatura, Victoria, Australia, 1940s

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