Medical Certificate; Doris Bermann Image Use: Use of images owned by the National Holocaust Centre and Museum is governed by our Terms and Conditions. Accession Number: NEKHC:2012.25.6 Object: Medical Certificate Physical Description: Paper, black printed ink; blue stamped ink; black handwritten ink; red wax seal; two stamps affixed to page. Some tearing and creasing. Complete. Information: This document forms part of the Vera Price Collection. It is the Medical Certificate issued to Vera's maternal grandmother Doris Bermann, necessary for her travel to the United Kingdom. Further Information This documents were donated by Vera Price. The first document is a translation of the second document, which is a medical certificate issued to Mrs Doris Bermann, Vera’s maternal grandmother. The certificate was issued in Breslau and is dated 2 September 1938. It confirms that Doris is not suffering from any of the mentioned conditions, nor does she have anything preventing her from working. The translation is stamped by the British Vice-Consulate in Katowice, Poland, 13 September 1938, and is confirmed as true to the original German language document. Vera’s aunt Alice, the younger sister of her mother, left for England with Doris after the family began to seek refuge from the Nazi persecution of Jewish people. They were already living in England by the time Vera’s family had secured their passage out of Poland. The family were granted Australian visas, and in July 1939 Vera’s father left for England to arrange a stopover in England during the family’s travel to Australia. Two weeks after her father had left, Vera, her mother and sister joined him in London having flown to Britain. Some of their goods were already in the process of being shipped to Australia, however due to the outbreak of the Second World War the family are unable to continue their journey on to Australia. The family all lived in one room in Maida Vale for about a year and shared a bathroom with other families including her grandmother and Aunt Alice. Vera’s father was very ill with heart trouble, but got to know a German refugee living in the area who made salamis, and another who made chocolates. Ursel and Alice got hold of bicycles and cycled around selling the sausages and chocolates. They then moved to a house with Aunt Alice, and Vera’s grandmother. In 1941 Richard and Suse took over a small delicatessen in Finchley Road, helped by the rest of the family. Vera’s father did not recover his health, and died in 1942, aged 43. Ursel married an officer in the Polish Army and went on to run her own delicatessen in Willesden Green. Vera’s mother remarried in 1947 to a man who had himself come from Germany, and was now in the Pioneer Corps. Vera’s education remained important to her mother, and she went to an excellent grammar school before taking a modern languages secretarial course and later meeting her husband. Information: The National Holocaust Centre and Museum takes all reasonable measures to ensure we are not infringing on the rights of others. If you are the owner of the copyright or related rights in any of the material from our collections on this website, or you believe that the material may be subject to a third party ownership or another legal claim, and you believe its use infringes your intellectual property or any other rights, please contact us on [email protected] We endeavour to resolve objections in a timely manner, and will withdraw affected materials from the website until the matter is resolved. The information you provide will be treated as confidential and will be used only in connection with this enquiry.