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This photograph shows Jacques Kurer, an Austrian refugee dentist. The photo was taken in the 1950s.

Jacques Kurer– a short biography.

Dentists from other counties were strictly controlled, but, following a review in 1938, the rules that severely restricted them from practising in the UK were relaxed and 40 Austrian refugee dentists were permitted to enter the UK; one of these was Jacques Kurer, who retrained at Manchester in 1939 and opened a practice there. In 1941, the family’s home was bombed, and they were evacuated to Llandudno, where Jacques opened another practice, the high standard of which was popular among the local population. The family moved back to Manchester in 1944.


Hansard, Alien Doctors and Dentists, HC Deb 28 May 1937 vol 324 cc562-3W [accessed 2 August 2022]

Refugees from National Socialism in Wales: Medical Services [accessed 12 July 2022]

Depository: Peter Kurer's private collection.

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