This collection contains the personal papers of Louis Alexander Linton (formerly Ludwig Alexander Liebermann) and Susan Maria Linton (née Susanne Marie Friedmann), Jewish refugees from Berlin. Louis Linton was advised not to return from a business trip to England due to the anti-Semitic climate in Nazi Germany. His wife and children followed him a few months later in 1937. Susan Linton's father, Leopold Friedmann, died on the journey to Argentina when he and his wife Maria Friedmann fled Nazi-Germany in 1940.
The records document the Linton family's emigration, internment and new life in England. Included are papers, qualifications, work references and correspondence regarding Louis Linton's professional career as chemist and teacher -includes one photograph (1851/1); correspondence relating to the family's internment (1851/2), a transcript of Susan's diary written during her stay at Holloway prison in 1940 (1851/3); correspondence and references provided at the Aliens' Tribunal; and papers relating to the family's restitution claims (1851/4). Also included are papers and personal accounts of Leopold and Maria Friedmann's emigration to Argentina (1851/7), as well as some personal papers of Susan's aunt Friederike Friedmann, a Viennese school reformer who survived the war.