Blau Family - photograph

Max Blau (1893-1959) came to England from Galicia at the age of 13. He joined the Kings Royal Rifles in 1915 and served as an interpreter at German POW camps. He married Rose Avrutin, a Russian immigrant, in 1919 and they had three daughters. This photograph shows Max with the two eldest daughters, Zena and Madge. The Blau family lived in Ganton Street and Dufours Place, Soho. They set up a tailoring workshop making trousers, in their home in Dufours Place, employing one woman worker. Mr Blau held an Austrian passport and never took naturalisation, which meant he was interned as an enemy alien in 1939.
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110 mm - height (original photograph), 65 mm - width (original photograph)
Out of copyright. Digital image copyright Jewish Museum, London.

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