Weekly Round Up June 15
This week we commemorated the 80th anniversary of World War British refugee internment with a new Internment microsite. This features the experiences of interviewees who were interned in mainland Britain, the Isle of Man, Canada, Australia, Shanghai (Japanese internment) & North Africa.
We also created a short film on Internment. Here's a short clip; you can watch the whole film on our YouTube channel.
We learnt about 14-year-old Alexander Klein's daring solo escape from German to Belgium:
How 10-year-old Tom Jacobs was entrusted to the care of strangers for his train journey from Berlin to London:
Kindertransportee Gertrude Goldberg's experiences at a Sunderland primary school:
Dr Eva Blumenthal's experiences at primary school in Neasden:
We were reminded of the role of Black American soldiers as Holocaust camp liberators:
And we heard Simon Winston's words: