This collection contains the personal correspondence of Arno Jacobius, a Jewish boy from Berlin who arrived in England on a Kindertransport in May 1939, aged 14. His stepbrother Roman Gärtner and his uncle Leo Levy emigrated separately to England. Arno's mother, Johanna Jacobius, however perished at Auschwitz concentration camp.
Included are letters from his mother, his stepbrother Roman Gärtner, his uncle Leo Levy from Kitchener camp in Kent, and other relatives and friends. The correspondence concerns Arno's new life in Scotland, the anticipated emigration of his mother and other relatives, and news from his stepbrother. The letters from Arno's uncle Leo Levy provide an account of the living conditions and activities carried out by refugees at Kitchener camp.