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Personal documents, 1896-1967

MS. Braun 37
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  1. Folder 1: Birth certificate with English translation; certificate of name change from Friedmann to Braun, 1911; announcement of engagement to Hildburg Weber, 1934.
  2. Folder 2: German passport,1937; German Red Cross passport, 1915; British Red Cross certificates, 1940; press pass Foreign Ministers' Conference Berlin, 1954; admission cards for German Reichstag, 1914 and 1918; handwritten card 'Im Falle eines Unfalls (in case of an accident)', n.d.
  3. Folder 3: Documents regarding the emigration, 1938, and naturalisation, 1947. Includes medical certificate, certificate of good conduct, letters of endorsement, references, correspondence with German and British authorities, British certificate of naturalisation.
  4. Folder 4: Photocopies of documents relating to British internment, 1939-1941; programme for the 2nd and final performance of 'What a Life' on 26 Sept 1940, annotated by Konrad Braun, with an explanatory note by Christopher Braun (appears to be the only surviving copy) and photocopy of Richard Dove's article 'Wer sie nicht erlebt hat, der begreift sie nie.The Internment Camp Revue 'What a Life!''', 2005; satirical newspaper, 'Sylvester-Kakao', published by internees at House 11, Central Promenade Camp, Douglas, 1940; photocopy of Walter Zander's article 'Spiritual power in internment'; publication 'Living with wire: civilian internment in the Isle of Man during the two World Wars', Manx National Heritage, 1994.
  5. Folder 5: British passports, 1947, 1957 and 1967.
  6. Folder 6: Documents and correspondence regarding re-naturalisation in the Federal Republic of Germany, 1961.


  • Creation: 1896-1967


1 box (6 folders)

Language of Materials

  • German
  • English


MS. Braun 37

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom