Personal papers of Dr. Siegfried Ursell, German-Jewish refugee in the UK. 5WWI medals in a box (1914 - 1918); Jewish Registration cards for Siegfried and Helene Ursell (1939); Inaugural dissertation by Siegfried Ursell, printed document (1908); Postcards from Hutchinson Internment Camp (1940); Certificate of Medical Register in the UK (1944); Application for British Nationality (1947); Various correspondence (1933/1939/1961); Lists of furniture and books (1939); Correspondence relating to inventory and move to the UK (1939); Various official documents and correspondence (1933 - 1939); University certificates (1899 - 1907).
Ursell Family Papers
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- ReferenceGB 181 SxMs118
- Dates of Creationc. 1900 - 1947
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish German
- Physical Description1 box 0.4 cubic feet
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Siegfried Ursell, German-Jewish, born 14 June 1879 in Attendorn. Siegfried Ursell initially studied law in Freiburg but changed to medicine and studied in Berlin, Leipzig and Munich until he qualified in 1909. With his wife Leonore Helene nee Mayer, he lived and worked as paediatrician in Duesseldorf. They had two children, Ilse and Fritz. Fritz left Germany to continue his education in Bristol in 1936. By January 1939 the Ursell family saw themselves forced to emigrate to England with their daughter Ilse. Siegfried Ursell was briefly interned in 1940 in Hutchinson but was able to practice as a doctor thereafter. He died on 4 December 1947 in Cambridge.
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Donated by Mrs Ilse Eton to the University of Sussex, c 2000.