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Herbert Layton

Arrived in Britain:
Place of Birth:
27 August 1939

Interview Summary:

Herbert Layton’s father ran a fashion business in Hamburg. His father & Herbert were both in Sachsenhausen for a few months. Herbert came to UK alone on 27.8.1939. He was engaged in agricultural labour. He was interned in Canada and the Isle of Man after which he signed up for the  Pioneer Corps. Later he was in the Reconnaissance Corps, 8th Army and Landforces, Greece. His parents were sent to Theresienstadt and died in Auschwitz. Herbert married a Jewish woman, Rosa Phillips, during war. He became a Labour councillor in Gloucester. He ran an outdoors and circus entertainment business. 


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