Anita Daphne Blieden

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Anita Daphne Blieden (Green)

Birthplace: South Africa
Death: September 30, 1965 (46)
Ferney-Voltaire, Ain,, France
Place of Burial: Veyrier, Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
Immediate Family:

Ex-wife of Judell Joe Blieden
Mother of Private and Steven Blieden

Managed by: Dr Naomi Rapeport
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About Anita Daphne Blieden

Schamroth Rapeport N. Letters in a Shoe Box. 1940 -1945. 2017

Judell and Daphne Blieden (nee Green) had gone to the USA in September 1940. They were aboard the Egyptian passenger ship Zamzam en route from New York, USA to Cape Town in 1941.In the South Atlantic, on the voyage from Recife, Brazil to Cape Town, the passenger ship was mistaken for a British Q-ship or troop transport.3 The German raider, Atlantis fired shells at her in the early morning of April 17th 1941. When the Zamzam surrendered, the Germans rescued the passengers and scuttled the ship with explosives. The passengers were transferred to the Atlantis' supply ship, the Dresden the following day. Five weeks later the passengers landed at St. Jean-de-Luz, France on May 20th 1941. Following their disembarked in Bordeaux, France, they were taken to internment camps in Germany. Judell Blieden was sent to Stalag XB, Germany.4,5 He was released at the end of the War and repatriated to Britain. In 1943 Anita Daphne Blieden was released and returned to South Africa via Cairo Egypt.

BLIEDEN, DAPHNE ANITA. TAB MHG_#_9140/65_1 1965 Source: MHG Reference: 9140/65 Repository: National Archives Repository (Public Records of former Transvaal Province and its predecessors as well as of magistrates and local authorities) General notes: DIVORCEE.

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Anita Daphne Blieden's Timeline

October 29, 1918
South Africa
December 3, 1949
September 30, 1965
Age 46
Veyrier, Canton of Geneva, Switzerland