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Author Hannigan, Dave, author.

Title Barbed wire university : the untold story of the interned Jewish intellectuals who turned an island prison into the most remarkable school in the world / Dave Hannigan.

Publication Info. Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, [2021]
1 hold on first copy returned of 1 copy


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 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult New Materials  940 HANNIGAN    Check Shelf
Description xii, 209 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-187) and index.
Contents Guests of a Nation -- Windows on the World -- Degenerate Artists -- A Welfare State -- The Spirit of the Camp -- All the News That's Fit to Print -- Call Me by My Name -- Barbed Wire University -- Technically Speaking, a Spy -- If Music Be the Food of Love -- The Writing on the Wall -- The Art of War -- Catch and Release.
Summary "Barbed Wire University tells the extraordinary tale of Winston Churchill's internment of some of the most gifted Jewish refugee writers, professors, artists, and painters of their generation in a camp on the Isle of Man in the Irish Sea. These were men who had fled Hitler's Germany, found refuge in Britain, and then, in the hysteria of 1940, were held in captivity as a perceived security threat. They turned the camp-Hutchinson Camp-into a school, concert hall, and artistic community. This is a forgotten corner of World War II, and the way these men constructed a Bohemian idyll in the middle of the Irish Sea, their freedom taken from them, is an extraordinary tale of grit and creativity"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Hutchinson Internment Camp (Douglas, Isle of Man) -- History.
Jewish refugees -- Great Britain.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Concentration camps -- Isle of Man.
Noncitizens -- Isle of Man -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Great Britain.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Evacuation of civilians -- Great Britain.
Isle of Man -- History -- 20th century.
Aliens. (OCoLC)fst00805278
Concentration camps. (OCoLC)fst00872933
Evacuation of civilians. (OCoLC)fst00916969
Jewish refugees. (OCoLC)fst01730523
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
Great Britain Miscellaneous Island Dependencies -- Isle of Man. (OCoLC)fst01209807
World War (1939-1945) (OCoLC)fst01180924
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Title Untold story of the interned Jewish intellectuals who turned an island prison into the most remarkable school in the world
Other Form: Online version: Hannigan, Dave, 1971- Barbed wire university Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, [2021] 9781493063529 (DLC) 2021036029
ISBN 9781493057702 (hardcover)
1493057707 (hardcover)
9781493063529 (electronic publication)
1493063529 (electronic publication)
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