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It is our belief that Adolph Jr (Dolph) served during the war as my sister in law believes she has seen photos of him in uniform - I would be very pleased if somebody can confirm this for me as I am tracing the family roots at the moment..
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'Mr Strudwick could take the board down into the back yard and jump on it, and when he was tired of jumping on it he could burn it, but it would not alter one jot the fact that Mr. Wermig was chairman of the council in 1895,96 and 97...'The fact that removal of the name of a long term and respected local resident was even discussed by senior members of the community must reflect the strength of the feelings of, even if only a minority, some of the local population. Sad as it may be after three years of war the propaganda machine had successfully done its work, and, although it would be nice to think it would be, I doubt very much whether that, even in today's supposedly enlightened times, the situation for resident aliens from opposing factions during a major war would be very much different.
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Posted 14 August 2010 - 09:56 AM
Fascinated by this thread. Interested to learn that there were anti-German rioters jailed for their part in disturbances following the Lusitania sinking. Would welcome references on sources, either contemporary or later research.
Always makes sad reading to hear about harrasment -or worse- of German people living in Britian during the Great War.
In the opinion of a police official, the story from Holland of the burning in an aeroplane shed of 40 British soldiers and the reports of the crucifixion of Canadian officers have done more to cause the riots than the sinking of the Lusitania.
Posted 14 August 2010 - 12:59 PM
If you can access the Times Archives (e.g. via University Library websites) and search on "Lusitania AND riot OR looting", you will get a number of returns.
The Times, Thursday, May 13, 1915; pg. 10; Issue 40853; col B
Rioting In London. Shops Plundered And Wrecked., A Day Of Violence.
reports £20,000 of damage done and 150 shops in Camden Town and Kentish Town attacked (as well in many other London districts).
The Times, Thursday, May 13, 1915; pg. 10; Issue 40853; col C
The Liverpool Riots. Damage Estimated At £40,000.
reports attacks or actions in Liverpool, Manchester, Southend, Nottingham, Newcastle upon Tyne, Bradford, Glasgow, Cardiff
Posted 14 August 2010 - 02:41 PM
I wonder how many of those 'leading' the riot were motivated by genuine anger and how many by the excuse to loot
The eye witness particularly highlighted the role of women in the disturbances at Salford, and fighting between women who were looting shops over the division of spoils.
Posted 15 August 2010 - 03:43 PM
Re the above quote - What is a labour company - di they work together? Have heard of "The Kaisers Own" was he in one of those?
Posted 18 February 2011 - 11:27 AM
Posted 19 February 2011 - 11:50 AM
When I started to trace my German relations I wondered why my great grandfather, Hermann Pfisterer, had given his occupation on the census as Master Pork Butcher, only knowing the term "Butcher's shop" myself.
My grandfather was born in Rotherham, Yorkshire, was taken back with his brother, to be christened in his mother's birth town, Kocherstetten, Künzelsau after his father died an early death in 1875, returned to Yorkshire, and in 1888 or thereabouts, moved to Northwich, Cheshire. His garage / cycle shop, is mentioned in Colin Lynch's book on Cheshire in that a man threw a brick and smashed the windows, thereby a crowd started to gather but the police quickly arrived on the scene and arrested the man in question, after which the crowd dispersed.
Attached is a paper on German Pork Butchers which also covers the anti-German feelings in WWI. Wuestner1.pdf 75.01KB 507 downloads
Posted 03 March 2011 - 11:19 AM
The Tobacconist's shop in the photo belonged to my husband's grandfather- Adolph Shoenfeld, who was a German Jewish immigrant who arrived in London in about the 1860/70's, He had 5 children- the eldest girl Freida, may have been married at the 1901 census date.They were given shelter by their neighbours after it happened and the family changed their name to Sheffield as a direct result of this incident. It is our belief that Adolph Jr (Dolph) served during the war as my sister in law believes she has seen photos of him in uniform - I would be very pleased if somebody can confirm this for me as I am tracing the family roots at the moment..
Dolph had a daughter Gladys born c1911 and a son John Adolph, (born c1914 died 1972) who had 4 sons and 3 daughters and farmed in E Sussex . Dolph eventually moved to Horam E. Sussex and lived there with his second wife Dorothy until his death.
I would also love a copy of the photo if you can tell me where I can obtain one.
Posted 11 March 2011 - 04:32 PM
Posted 11 March 2011 - 09:26 PM
I have often thought that anti-German feeling directed against Germans living in Britian was not much in evidence before the outbreak of the Great War, which this paper on the German Pork Butchers seems to confirm.
As mentioned already, May 1915 was also the time that the Bryce Report appeared, as well as the 'Lusitania' sinking, which detailed with alleged German atrocities in occupied Belgian, and was published and circulated. Sadly individual Germans living in UK who had nothing to do with the War were vulnerable and quite an easy target for people who wanted to vent their frustrations. It's good to hear that the police acted swiftly on this occasion.
Posted 12 March 2011 - 05:40 PM