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Object ID

2019.2.124

Object Name

Correspondence

Date

3-1-1941

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Description

Front includes torn label with “EXAMINER 7054” in black ink in center and a second torn label with “OPENED…” at top, marked near top with “SENDER’S NAME:- Onchan Camp, Douglas, I.o.M. K.W. MAURER.”

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Onchan Camp, Isle of Man, opened in June 1940 to house “enemy aliens,” Jews who were able to escape Nazi Germany or Austria, but were a concern to a British government fearful of enemy spies in its midst on the eve of war with Germany. Onchan camp held mainly German and Austrian internees until 1942 when Italians were admitted. Like Hutchinson, or P Camp, also on the Isle of Man- Onchan, despite overcrowding, had a multitude of cultural events including a “university” offering lectures in a variety of disciplines taught by the internees.

Dimensions

12 1/2 x 6"

Keywords

Onchan Camp, Isle of Man, K.W. Maurer, Internees, Enemy Aliens

Subcollection

1933-1938: Nazification and Early Stages of Persecution: Identification, Expropriation and Aryanization; and Emigration; First Concentration Camps; Sterilization and Euthanasia Program; Internment Camps

Onchan Internment Camp, Isle of Man, Censored Letter Sheet from Alien Intern K.W. Maurer

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