Warth Mills Internment Camp Project – official exhibition

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When Churchill ordered all German, Austrian and Italian men resident in Britain to be arrested, a disused cotton mill outside Manchester was hurriedly turned into an internment camp. For one Summer in 1940, Bury would see the arrival of hundreds and hundreds of so-called enemy aliens.

This exhibition tells the story of Warth Mills during that fateful Summer – the internees, including Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi persecution; the squalid living conditions; and the final journey from Warth Mills which proved fatal for so many.

The culmination of a year’s work, the Warth Mills Internment Camp Project exhibition features specially commissioned short films as well as oral testimonies from Manchester Jewish Museum and the Imperial War Museum.

Date 18/06/2018 - 21/09/2018
Time All Day
Venue Fusiliers Museum, Bury
Moss Street
Bury
BL9 0DF
Greater Manchester
Organiser
Richard Shaw
Unity House
0161 763 6690
Category Educational event
Price Free with entry to the museum