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Internment of German Jews on the Isle of Man during World War Two
10th October 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm£3 - £6
During the second war German Jews living in Britain were classified as enemy aliens, and in 1940 many were interned in camps on the Isle of Man. These included David Memel’s father and father in law, and David has recently visited the sites of the camps. He will discuss the historical background to the internments, and the experiences of internees, mainly based on the accounts of his family. Despite the loss of freedom, many interesting experiences resulted, including living with a famous artist and a lion tamer.
David Memel was chair of Limmud Bristol South West 2018 and is a committee member of Davar. He is a retired GP.
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