I received this email below yesterday from Mr Werner KITTEL with authorisation to let him know if we get repsonses or email. Please do use the comments form at the bottom of the post and let us know if you have any comments. Your comments will be checked and then let out on the site – that is just standard procedure.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Our father Wolfgfang KITTEL (1899-1967) survived the Arandora Star catastrophe on 2 Jul 40 and subsequently was shipped to Australia on the HMT Dunera on 10 Jul 1940. In the wikipedia account “HMT Dunera” I find no mention of a mutiny on board before the ship reached Capetown.
My father had helped to put this mutiny down, was disembarked in Capetown, sent back to London by first class passage – unaccompanied, on his word of honour – in order to be available there for the planned courts martial as witness. Since he was certainly on the Isle of Man by Christmas 1940, there must be some documentation on the London proceedings?
On the Isle of Man he was interned at Dunluce House, Ramsay, with a group of German VIP-deportees, among them the family of his future father-in-law, Prof. Dr. Werner GERLACH pathologist and German Consul General in Reykjavik, Iceland, until their deportation by the English to their country in May 1940.
Kind regards –
(son of Wolfgang KITTEL, grand-son of Werner GERLACH)