This collection comprises the papers of Michael and Charlotte Terfus, Jewish refugees from Berlin who fled Nazi persecution in March 1939. Charlotte's parents and Michael's sister were unable to emigrate and were later deported to concentration camps where they perished.
Included are Michael Terfus' qualifications and work references, medical certificate, copies of marriage certificate, military service papers such as official record of Army service, prayer book for Jewish sailors and soldiers, British Legion membership card, Ex-Service (N.B.) Association membership card as well as German and British passports. The correspondence from family and friends includes postcards from Jews' Temporary Shelter in East London, last Red Cross message from Michael's sister, Manja Terfus, in Berlin and letter from a friend at Kitchener camp. Also contains correspondence and affidavits relating to Charlotte's compensation claim for the loss of her parents' life, photographs and press cutting relating to the Adolf Eichmann trial.