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Ellen's Entrance Papers


This entrance paper belongs to the Ellen Rawson Collection, it secured Ellen's place in England so she may travel from Germany on the Kindertransport. The entrance paperwork was required by the children, and the document identifies Ellen, her date of birth, her parents and place of origin. It had also been stamped twice once Ellen was in Britain, first in June 1939 at Southampton, and second in September 1939. The document is also stamped to show that Ellen must not undertake any paid work whilst in the United Kingdom. 

Ellen Rawson at the National Holocaust Centre and MuseumEllen Rawson was born in Königsberg, East Prussia in 1922. Ellen, her two brothers and parents lived happily until Adolf Hitler came into power. When it became clear that Jewish people were being targeted by the Nazi government and after the November Pogrom (also known as Kristallnacht) , Ellen's parents organised for Ellen to come to England on the Kindertransport. Ellen and her brother Gert were the only survivors of the Ellen’s family.  

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