31 March 2015

Today in 1941: March 31 - German spy Josef Jakobs returned to Brixton Prison Infirmary

Today in 1941: German spy Josef Jakobs returned to Brixton Prison InfirmaryToday in 1941, German spy Josef Jakobs was transferred from Ham Common Internment Camp (a.k.a. Camp 020) to Brixton Prison Infirmary.

Josef had been transferred to Ham Common around March 26, having recovered sufficiently from his injuries and illnesses. Unfortunately, after a day or so at Ham Common, Josef began to develop a fever and Stephens (Commandant of Camp 020) decided that Josef should be transferred to a better-equipped medical facility. Thus, on March 30 or 31, Josef was transferred to Brixton Prison Infirmary, a place he had visited once before, in early February, when he first arrived in London.

Unfortunately, Josef's medical records from Brixton Prison Infirmary are not included in the KV 2 files. We do know that on 15 April, 1941, Josef was returned to Ham Common Internment Camp.



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