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British internment during the World Wars


Tony Hausner
 

Recently I informed you all that we have created an email group focused on internment by the British on the Isle of Man. Over 40 folks have joined including researchers in the field. While we are focused on the Isle of Man, several of our group are interested in other British internment camps and for both World Wars. Contact me if interested. 

I just shared the following with that group. I have created a package of materials concerning my parent's internment on the Isle of Man during World War II.  Being Jewish, they escaped from Vienna shortly after the Anschluss (German army marched into Austria).  They met and married in London, spent a year in Cardiff, and then were interned by the British in separate camps on the Isle of Manfor a year. My mother kept my father's letters, and I have placed them at the Yad Vashem, the USHMM, and the Isle of Man's Manx Museum.  Here is a more complete package that I have put together of the letters and related materials and shared with a new group created about British internment camps. https://tinyurl.com/IsleofManInternmentHausners  


Tony Hausner Silver Spring, MD 20901 301--587-6943 (primary email address: thausner@...)

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PATRICIA SHAW Owner
 

My grandfather, a Hungarian subject, living in London, was interned in Wakefield internment camp for the duration of World War I. Would love to have more information.
patricia Shaw (née Pollacsek)
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dfowler1953@...
 

hi patricia,

this might be it https://www.wakefieldexpress.co.uk/news/forgotten-stories-of-first-world-war-capture-in-lofthouse-1-8743558

a simple google search ..internment first world war.. may assist but the main official source of information is the IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM in london, they have a website with their collections, 

dick fowler


dfowler1953@...
 

there is actually a lot of material old and recent about the lofthouse internment camp

here is more https://ruhlebenlofthouse.com/lofthouse-park-camp-tinker-tailor-soldier-sailor-and-possibly-a-few-gentlemen-spies


Dave Lichtenstein
 

Hello Tony - your subject heading is very broad ie British internment.  What was then classified as British covered vast swathes of the globe.  Yet when I read the details all you seem to mention is a single island off the British Isles viz the Isle of Man.  What I would like to know is whether the group that you have set up and more importantly the research covers other areas of then British territory.  The reason I ask is that my father having escaped Nazi Germany and one of their internment camps Buchenwald was subsequently interned in Kenya, where he ended up, after War broke out.  In one of his letters to my mother who was visiting Israel that time with her own mother in the fifties, my father mentioned meeting a German inmate with whom he was interned at the Naivasha Camp.  (My mother kept my father's letters sent to her in Israel.  Other than my father's brief mention about the internment I have no other details.  I was wondering therefore such information on Kenya internment camps following the outbreak of WWII exist.

Dave Lichtenstein
Sydney, Australia


Tony Hausner
 

Dave

Thanks for your email.  Our group started out focused on the Isle of Man. In the process, folks who's family members were interred on other camps in Great Britain, in Canada and Australia have joined us and been part of the discussion.  You are the first person to mention internment in Kenya, so I don't know if anyone is knowledgeable about Kenya's internment camps.  Since it was part of the British Commonwealth at one time, you are welcome to join if you like. Please let me know.  

Tony Hausner Silver Spring, MD 20901 301--587-6943 (primary email address: thausner@...)


On Sunday, December 29, 2019, 04:23:07 PM EST, Dave Lichtenstein <lichtend@...> wrote:


Hello Tony - your subject heading is very broad ie British internment.  What was then classified as British covered vast swathes of the globe.  Yet when I read the details all you seem to mention is a single island off the British Isles viz the Isle of Man.  What I would like to know is whether the group that you have set up and more importantly the research covers other areas of then British territory.  The reason I ask is that my father having escaped Nazi Germany and one of their internment camps Buchenwald was subsequently interned in Kenya, where he ended up, after War broke out.  In one of his letters to my mother who was visiting Israel that time with her own mother in the fifties, my father mentioned meeting a German inmate with whom he was interned at the Naivasha Camp.  (My mother kept my father's letters sent to her in Israel.  Other than my father's brief mention about the internment I have no other details.  I was wondering therefore such information on Kenya internment camps following the outbreak of WWII exist.

Dave Lichtenstein
Sydney, Australia

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Dave Lichtenstein
 

Thanks Tony - I belong to so many e-mail based groups that my e-mail inbox tends to get clogged up.  If there is further information then what I briefly have in the one lette, I would be happy to join.  The late Stefanie Zweig obviously had information (may be personal memories) of her father being interned at a camp in Kabete (near Nairobi) in Kenya.  With best wishes Dave



From: tony and toba hausner [mailto:tthausner@...]
Sent: Monday, 30 December 2019 8:31 AM
To: main@...; Dave Lichtenstein
Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] British internment during the World Wars

Dave

Thanks for your email.  Our group started out focused on the Isle of Man. In the process, folks who's family members were interred on other camps in Great Britain, in Canada and Australia have joined us and been part of the discussion.  You are the first person to mention internment in Kenya, so I don't know if anyone is knowledgeable about Kenya's internment camps.  Since it was part of the British Commonwealth at one time, you are welcome to join if you like. Please let me know.  

Tony Hausner Silver Spring, MD 20901 301--587-6943 (primary email address: thausner@...)


On Sunday, December 29, 2019, 04:23:07 PM EST, Dave Lichtenstein <lichtend@...> wrote:


Hello Tony - your subject heading is very broad ie British internment.  What was then classified as British covered vast swathes of the globe.  Yet when I read the details all you seem to mention is a single island off the British Isles viz the Isle of Man.  What I would like to know is whether the group that you have set up and more importantly the research covers other areas of then British territory.  The reason I ask is that my father having escaped Nazi Germany and one of their internment camps Buchenwald was subsequently interned in Kenya, where he ended up, after War broke out.  In one of his letters to my mother who was visiting Israel that time with her own mother in the fifties, my father mentioned meeting a German inmate with whom he was interned at the Naivasha Camp.  (My mother kept my father's letters sent to her in Israel.  Other than my father's brief mention about the internment I have no other details.  I was wondering therefore such information on Kenya internment camps following the outbreak of WWII exist.

Dave Lichtenstein
Sydney, Australia