NameDr Manfred CASSIRER
MarriageSutten, Great Britain109
Notes for Dr Manfred CASSIRER
See also obituary note: Note Misc 2.
Barbara Falk recounts756
that Manfred arrived in Paris. His mother was non-Jewish and she married a Nazi, divorced his father under the racial laws. Manfred who was thus half-Jewish was sent to Paris to stay with an elderly female relative. Werner Falk went over to Paris from Oxford to fetch him. Manfred spoke no English and he was psychologically disturbed. Manfred stayed with Barbara and Werner Falk until he learned enough English to go to a Quaker tutor who specialised in emotionally disturbed children. For Barbara and Werner this was a considerable trial. Manfred could be cruel, and at the age of about 14 strung up the family cocker spanial by his paws to the lavatory chain!757
Even after he left he would come back to stay for holidays.
Eventually Erich started a small gallery in London and Manfred inherited that. Barbara and Werner bought objects from Erich so he would have money to live on, and this was the source of the Egyptian and Chinese collection which Werner Falk accumulated.
Manfred eventually married an older women.
A search of the Web reveals that later in life “Professor” Manfred Cassirer became extremely interested in seeking evidence of the paranormal. In the course of this research he wrote six books covering both psychical research and UFOs:754Parapsychology and the UFO
(1988)The Persecution of Mr Tony Elms: The Bromley Poltergeist
(1993)Dimensions of Enchantment: The Mystery of UFO AbductionsClose Encounters and Aliens (1994)Medium on Trial: The Story of Helen Duncan and the Witchcraft Act
(1997)The Hidden Powers of Nature
(2001); andMiracles of the Bible
Misc Note 2 notes for Dr Manfred CASSIRER
Manfred Cassirer, SPR council member since 1975, died alone in his London flat December 18th or 19th aged 83.754
He left Berlin in 1937 because he disagreed with the political situation. He went to Oxford University where his subjects were theology and oriental studies and he had a degree in Egyptology.
Manfred was also an author covering both psychical research and UFOs. He wrote six books on these subjects: Parapsychology and the UFO (1988), The Persecution of Mr Tony Elms: The Bromley Poltergeist (1993), Dimensions of Enchantment: The Mystery of UFO Abductions, Close Encounters and Aliens (1994), Medium on Trial: The Story of Helen Duncan and the Witchcraft Act (1997), The Hidden Powers of Nature (2001) and most recently Miracles of the Bible (2003).754