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Jewish Research and Education - Cuba Family Archives, Finding Aids

Dates:  1940-1985

Creator:  Kurt Bial

Summary/Abstract:  Kurt Bial was transported from Liverpool to Australia aboard the HMT Dunera along with 2,541 other internees in 1941. Two thousand of the passengers were Jewish who were forced to live in inhuman condition and who experienced brutal treatment by the British crew. The collection consists of a photocopy of the first-hand account of Kurt Bial's experience on the Dunera along with supporting documents including a photocopy of a typescript account of the voyage written by passengers three months after their arrival in Australia.

Quantity/Physical Description: .2 linear feet

Language(s):  English

Repository:  The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Restrictions on Access:  There are no restrictions on accessing material in this collection.

Restrictions on Use:  Copyright restrictions may apply.  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.  Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation:  Box #, Folder #, Mss 225, Kurt Bial Papers, The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Arrangement:  The papers are arranges in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Biographical/Historical Note:  Kurt Bial was transported from Liverpool to Australia aboard the HMT Dunera along with 2,541 other internees in 1941. Two thousand of the passengers were Jewish who were forced to live in inhuman condition and who experienced brutal treatment by the British crew.

Scope and Content:  Researchers studying the Kurt Bial Papers will gain insight into a notorious event in British maritime history. The papers are arranges in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Collection Inventory

Box File Description Date
1 1 Correspondence – Dunera voyage – official (photocopies) 1944-1985
2 Correspondence – personal (photocopies) 1941-1974
3 Diary – Dunera voyage (photocopy) 1940
4 Newspaper articles – internment (photocopies) 1941-1945
5 Official inquiries – Dunera voyage (photocopies) 1943
6 Official inquiries – internment (photocopies) Undated


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