Kreisel Walk, TW9

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Kurt Kreisel Kilstock (December 15, 1924 – October 18, 2016) was the chief executive of Ladbroke Properties Ltd which was developed in 1979 as part of the Kew Park Estate on the site of the former Bush House Hotel. He was born in Vienna, Austria, to a Polish-born mother and a Romanian-born father. As Jews, they faced persecution by the the Nazis but managed to reach Britain just before the Second World War. However, like many other German-speaking refugees, they were declared enemy aliens after the war began and sent to an internment camp in Canada. His brother Henry Kreisel became an author in Canada writing among other works, The Rich Man, The Betrayal, and The Prairie: A State of Mind.

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