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Jewish Britain

A History in 50 Objects

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Refugees from Nazism and the Holocaust

Around 70,000 refugees from Nazism emigrated to Britain before the outbreak of World War II, including 10,000 unaccompanied children. Many of these refugees were later interned on the Isle of Man as “enemy aliens”. Objects, such as suitcases, cherished items brought on the journey and letters, tell their stories. We also hold material relating to those who survived the Holocaust and settled in Britain after the war.