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The Resource The island of extraordinary captives : a painter, a poet, an heiress, and a spy in a World War II British internment camp, Simon Parkin

The island of extraordinary captives : a painter, a poet, an heiress, and a spy in a World War II British internment camp, Simon Parkin

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The island of extraordinary captives : a painter, a poet, an heiress, and a spy in a World War II British internment camp
Title
The island of extraordinary captives
Title remainder
a painter, a poet, an heiress, and a spy in a World War II British internment camp
Statement of responsibility
Simon Parkin
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Barbed-Wire Matinee -- Five Shots -- Fire and Crystal -- The Rescuers -- Sunset Train -- The Basement and the Judge -- Spy Fever -- Nightmare Mill -- The Misted Isle -- The University of Barbed Wire -- The Vigil -- The Suicide Consultancy -- Into the Crucible -- The First Goodbyes -- Love and Paranoia -- The Heiress -- Art and Justice -- Home for Christmas? -- The Isle of Forgotten Men -- A Spy Cornered -- Return to the Mill -- The Final Trial
  • "Following the events of Kristallnacht in 1938, Peter Fleischmann evaded the Gestapo's midnight roundups in Berlin by way of a perilous journey to England via the Kindertransport train. But he could not escape the British police, who came for him in the early hours and shipped him off to Hutchinson Camp on the Isle of Man, under suspicion of being a spy for the very regime he had fled. Peter's story was no isolated incident. During Hitler's rise to power in the 1930s, tens of thousands of German and Austrian Jews escaped and found refuge in Britain. Once war broke out in 1939, the nation turned against them, fearing that Nazis had planted spies posing as refugees. Innocent asylum seekers thus were labeled "enemy aliens" and ultimately sentenced to an indefinite period of internment. When Peter arrived at Hutchinson Camp, he found one of history's most astounding prison populations: renowned professors, composers, journalists, and artists. Together, they created a thriving cultural community, complete with art exhibitions, lectures, musical performances, and poetry readings. The artists welcomed Peter as their pupil and forever changed the course of his life. Meanwhile, suspicions grew that a real spy was hiding among them-one connected to a vivacious heiress from Peter's past. Drawing from unpublished first-person accounts and newly declassified documents from the British government, award-winning journalist Simon Parkin tells the story of this unlikely group of internees. The Island of Extraordinary Captives brings history to life in vivid detail, revealing the hidden truth of Britain's grave wartime mistake and showcasing how hope and creativity can flourish in even the darkest of circumstances"
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Parkin, Simon
Dewey number
940.53/174279
Index
no index present
LC call number
D801.G7
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Midgley, Peter
  • Hutchinson Internment Camp (Douglas, Isle of Man)
  • Jewish refugees
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Noncitizens
  • Germans
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Isle of Man
  • Evacuation of civilians
  • Jewish refugees
  • Noncitizens
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain Miscellaneous Island Dependencies
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The island of extraordinary captives : a painter, a poet, an heiress, and a spy in a World War II British internment camp, Simon Parkin
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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on1319068066
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
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pages cm
Isbn
9781982178529
Lccn
2021056257
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  • (OCoLC)1319068066
  • (DE-627)1800413971
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  • (OCoLC)1319068066
Label
The island of extraordinary captives : a painter, a poet, an heiress, and a spy in a World War II British internment camp, Simon Parkin
Publication
Note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
Band
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
Text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1319068066
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781982178529
Lccn
2021056257
Media category
ohne Hilfsmittel zu benutzen
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1319068066
  • (DE-627)1800413971
  • (DE-599)KXP1800413971
  • (OCoLC)1319068066

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