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Leon, Salo and Oskar in the English Garden in Munich, around 1933. Oskar (2nd from right) meets with friends from Munich in London. The so-called "Munich colony" helps him settle down. Oskar finds shelter in London at the Verats. He falls in love with the eldest daughter, Gwendoline. Wedding of Oskar and Gwen, 8th March 1942. The Blechner family 1951.
Oskar with other passengers on the desk of the SS St. Louis.
Invoice for the boat journey to Cuba.
Oskar with other passengers on the desk of the SS St. Louis. Oskar with other passengers on the desk of the SS St. Louis.
Letter from Jakob to Oskar and Gwen on the occasion of their marriage.
Entry permission from the Immigration Office in Southampton (21.6.1939) and the confirmation from the Woburn office (5.9.1939).

Oskar

Oskar Blechner, the second oldest of the four brothers emigrates to England in May/June 1939 after a long journey on the SS St. Louis.  On the 21st June 1939 he arrives in Southampton. He has family and friends in England. He goes to London and quickly manages to establish himself there. With a friend, he develops a machine to decorate leather banding and is able to market its products successfully. He sets up his own company in 1941.

His private life also flourishes. On the 8th March 1942 Oskar marries Gwendoline Verat. Their first son, Michael David is born 24th February 1943. Further sons, Ronald Paul and Anthony Raymond follow on the 28th September, 1946 and 19th July, 1950.

Oskar Blechner died 25th October 1976 in London.