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Josef Hasenson

Born:
15 Shevat 5655 (09 February 1895)
Died:
16 Tammuz 5732 (28 June 1972)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
HAS9664
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
15 Shevat 5655 (09 February 1895)
Place of birth:
Witebsk, Russia
Date arrived in Britain:
1933

Death

Date of death:
16 Tammuz 5732 (28 June 1972)
Died in combat?:
No
Place of death:
St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, Whitechapel, E1, London

Places

Addresses

Family home:
10, Florence Mansions, Vivian Avenue

Schools

Name:
School of Commerce, Riga, Latvia
Year left:
1914
Name:
University of Kazan, Russia
Year started:
1915
Year left:
1918
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Outbreak of the First World War

Conversation
Josef's family joined their son in Kazan soon after the outbreak of the First World War. The rapid advance by the German forces on Riga in 1914/1915 forced their evacuación, first to Nevel, then St. Petersburg, and finally to Kazan in 1915. They did not return to Riga until 1922, by which time Latvia had gained its independence.

London

Conversation
Josef came to London in 1933 not Knowing a word of English but, with the help of a friend, set himself up in a office at 33/34 Bow Street, moving to Long Acre when the former building was destroyed in the Blitz. The year after his arrival in England, he managed also to bring his wife and son over to London , where they set up home in Hendon.

Second World War

Conversation
In the Second World War Josef Hasenson, served in the 23rd Middlesex Battalion, The home Guard.

Family

Spouse

Roda Leibovitch (female)
Place of marriage:
Hamburg
Country of marriage:
Germany

Children

Benjamin Alexander Hasenson "Alec" (male)
Vera Hasenson (female)

Parents

Father: Benjamin Hasenson (male)
Mother: Ester Rapp0rport (female)

Military Record

Military service:
Soldier in the Russian White Army.
Date enlisted/conscripted:
1918
Date discharged/death:
1920
Assignments
Campaigns:
Josef crossed Sibera with Kolchak's White Army, 1918-1920, from Kazan to Tomsk.
Josef left army in 1920 and walked home from Tomsk.

Other Occupations

Type of employment:
Businessman (selling fruit) in Germany
Date started:
1922
Date left:
1933
Type of employment:
Businessman in United Kingdom
Date started:
1933
Date left:
1972

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