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|
|Venue||Fusiliers Museum, Bury|
0161 763 6690
|Price||Free with entry to the museum|