... zweimal Zettel durchgegeben worden sind., wie und wo wir sind, etc. Das erste ??? wir über den französchische Küste, da habe ich den Kanal gesehen ! Es war aber leider Gottes schon so dunkel ! Dann, über der englischen Küste haben wir den anderen Zettel bekommen. Als letzte habe ich ihn natürlich erhalten.
Source: My Mum's diaries, 12th. Januaury 1939. ... notices were passed around, twice. The first one was over the french coast, I could see the Channel. But it was already too dark. Then, above the english coast, we got the other notice. As the last one, I naturally got to keep it
Bescheiden und ganz zurückgezogen - oder wie er selbst sagte: "praktisch verschollen" - lebte er von 1938 an in London.
Source: Obituary, P.E.N. Center Modestly and withdrawn - or as as he himself said: "more or less forgotten" - from 1938 on he lived in London.
Bacton ... with the Austrian journalist Hanns Margulies and his wife. ... Source: Doctor Ascher und Seine Väter: Stefan Pollatschek's last NovelUnfortunately I haven't been able to read the article itself, and only have access to the sentences above, as given by the search engines.
Update November 2013:I have now read the full article and can add some additional information here.
In Bacton-on-Sea Pollatschek and Margulies did not attempt to expose Norfolk residents to anything like Jura Soyfer's political plays and instead organised a harmless "Viennese Cabaret"for the local dramatic society.Pollatschek's daughter Gerda remembers the Pollatscheks and Margulies playing bridge all the time, and ...
It certainly helped that they were excellent bridge players and hence were accepted into the circles of the "local gentry", people who, acording to Gerda knew little of what was happening in Austria or Czechoslavakia and who had never heard of Sigmund Freud.
Life in Bacton-on-Sea meant invitations to dinner and games of tennis and bridge.
In June 1940 this rural idyll was disturbed by the 'Collar the Lot' hysteria of the times and, along with many other refugees from National Socialism, Pollatschek and Margulies were rounded up, first for imprisonment in Norwich Castle, and then for internment on the Isle of Man.
As I have been in your country already for two years ...
Mr. Chairman, Gentlemen, let me begin please with telling you how much I appreciate the honour of being asked to speak to you for the second time. But please do not condemn me because I must stick to my manuscript again as unfortunately my command of your language has not improved enough in the meantime.A Talk / Address to ?? about antisemitism and it's consequences.