Erwin Jakobi

Erwin Jakobi was a musician from a medical family in Austria. He was responsible for the health and welfare of the refugee children at Millisle, Co. Down.

Jewish Refugee

Erwin Jakobi

Saxophone player Erwin Jakobi was known to all on the resettlement farm at Millisle, Co. Down as Yakobi. Coming from a medical family, he looked after the health and welfare of the children.

Known to all on the farm as Yakobi, Erwin Jakobi was a saxophone player from Vienna, Austria. He came from a family with a medical pedigree. Because of this, he came to be in charge of the health and welfare of the kindertransport children at Ballyrolly House, Millisle, Co. Down.

Erwin Jakobi was a small, rotund man, remembered by the children on the farm for his sweet smile. As well as taking care of their general health and wellbeing, he provided much-needed emotional support to the children.

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History Ireland

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Jewish Refugee

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