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Harry Weinberger

Arrived in Britain:
Place of Birth:
Summer 1939
Mode of Arrival:

Harry Weinberger was born in Berlin on 7 April 1924. His father was a wealthy factory owner and the family was not religious; for example, he was never taken to synagogue. In 1933, the family moved to Czechoslovakia (Teschen and Brno).


Harry and his sister came to England on the Kindertransport in summer 1939. Their parents later escaped to Switzerland. Harry attended private schools until 1941, and later worked in a Welsh factory until 1944. He then joined the Queen’s Own Royal West Kent, which became part of the Eighth Army in Italy. He was also a member of the Jewish Brigade, and worked for the Intelligence Corps in Germany.


After the war Harry attended the Chelsea College of Art and had a career as an Art teacher. He married Barbara and they lived in London.


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