Researching family UK WWII history
March 1, 2014 1:13 PM Subscribe
I've been looking into certain aspects of my family history and I'd like to learn more about one particular person, who I'm told left Poland in about 1941, after members of his family were sent to Theresienstadt, and went on to serve in the British army as a cryptographer.
posted by Put the kettle on to Grab Bag (5 answers total)
Some of my family members have done quite a bit of research on our history, which is great, but there are some gaps I'm trying to fill in. I know that this particular person was attempting to secure US visas for his wife and 12-year-old daughter. He was not successful and they were both sent to Theresienstadt and later died (whether there or somewhere else, I'm not sure). They were Jewish.
I'm told that this person then went to the UK at some point and worked for the British army as a cryptographer. He later remarried and he died sometime in the 1980s.
Unfortunately, that is all I know, and the relatives who discovered that information don't remember where they got it from (they put this together as part of a big project about 15 years ago). Most of my other relatives ended up in the US so I have no experience with UK research institutions. I'm not at all sure where to go from here, but I'm really curious about this part of our history, so I'd appreciate any advice on how to get started.