This collection comprises the personal papers of Herbert Elliott (formerly Eisenthal), a former Kindertransportee from Vienna who escaped Nazi persecutions in 1938. His sister emigrated to Palestine. His father was unable to leave Vienna but survived his imprisonment at Terezin concentration camp, where he was held for almost three years.
Included are Herbert Elliott's school reports and qualifications; birth certificate; certificate of origin ('Heimatschein'); declaration of property taken to England for the Foreign Exchange Office ('Devisenstelle'); steamship ticket from Hook to Harwich; extracts from the Refugee Children's Movement register relating to Herbert Elliott; certificate of naturalisation and change of name deed. Also included are letters from his father sent from Deggendorf displacement camp, and transcript of a recording of an interview with Herbert Elliott (incomplete) detailing his upbringing in Vienna, his parents' backgrounds and his emigration to England. The collection also contains a leaf from a tree and soil from the grave of Herbert Elliott's mother, which his father gave him when he left for England.