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Memento : Issue 21
113 september 2002 memento (above left) Passport of Friedrich (Fritz) Tramer, who fled Vienna because he was being persecuted as a Jew. He arrived in Sydney on 11 March 1939, and was interned in Orange, Tatura and Loveday internment camps from 6 June 1940 until 23 March 1944. experiences of a small group of Germans and Austrians who were interned for several years. They included Jews and so-called Non-Aryan Christians (people who were Jews only according to the Nazi racial laws), socialists, Jehovah's Witnesses and others who had come to Australia to escape Nazi Germany. Dr Neumann is particularly interested in how his subjects coped with being interned: 'That they were in the same camps as the German Nazis was the most difficult aspect of their internment'. 'The National Archives offices in Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney house veritable treasure troves', Neumann says. 'The Army and the security services generated a lot of information about long-term internees, and many of these files have survived.' Dr Neumann is now trying to trace the lives of Paul Herzfeld and others after they were released from internment. He would be grateful for any information on Walter Stolting (or Stölting), Dr Wolf and Maria (Miriam) Klaphake, Paul Herzfeld, Hans and Alice Meyer, Hermann Behrens, Gerhard Warschauer, George Huelscher, Fritz and Hilda Tramer, Reinhard Schuricht, Klaus Peter Wolff, Gerhard Steuerwald and Peter Ralph Klemperer. He can be contacted by email at email@example.com. The texts of Dr Neumann's public lectures on the results of his Archives- sponsored research are posted on our website at www.naa.gov.au/About_Us/ past_watson_fellows.html. NAA: A435, 1945/4/3487 barbed wire barbed wire