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Kurt Bial Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 225

Scope and Contents

Researchers studying the Kurt Bial Papers will gain insight into a notorious event in British maritime history. The papers are arranges in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Dates

  • Creation: 1940 - 1985

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on accessing material in this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply. Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

Kurt Bial was transported from Liverpool to Australia aboard the HMT Dunera along with 2,541 other internees in 1941. Two thousand of the passengers were Jewish who were forced to live in inhuman condition and who experienced brutal treatment by the British crew.

Extent

0.2 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Kurt Bial was transported from Liverpool to Australia aboard the HMT Dunera along with 2,541 other internees in 1941. Two thousand of the passengers were Jewish who were forced to live in inhuman condition and who experienced brutal treatment by the British crew. The collection consists of a photocopy of the first-hand account of Kurt Bial's experience on the Dunera along with supporting documents including a photocopy of a typescript account of the voyage written by passengers three months after their arrival in Australia.

Arrangement

The papers are arranges in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Physical Location

The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Title
Kurt Bial Papers, Mss 225
Status
Completed
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum Repository

Contact:
1440 Spring St. NW
Atlanta Georgia 30309 United States
678-222-3700