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First World War Internee Henry Netter inside an Internment Tent, Douglas Camp, Isle of Man

Date(s): 1916

Scope & Content: The glass plate is annotated 'Mr Netter 3728' this corresponds to 3728 Henry Netter in the Douglas Camp daybook. nb the placard reads 'quousque tandem' the latin phrase meaning 'how much longer?'. It was in common usage among internees and was also the title of a camp newspaper. Tent 70.

He appears on the ICRC database as Heinrich Netter with prisoner Information bureau number 38683. He first appears on a list of prisoners dated 17/7/1919, age shown as 30, shown as Landsturm (army reserve) place of birth Goppingen in Wurttemburg.

He appears on an Ancestry family tree which confirms he was resident in Hampstead in 1911 (recorded as Bookcloth Merchant), interned in the First World War and returned to Germany post war. He was imprisoned in Dachau concentration camp in 1938 before emigrating to Britain in August 1939. As Heinrich Israel [name imposed by Nazi law] Netter, he was briefly interned again in the Second World War, his index card noted 'Hutchinson'. Released 12/7/1941. Information about Henry Netter is held by the USC Shoah Foundation with the interview of his son Eric Netter.

Nationality: German

Language: English

Extent: overall: 16 cm x 12 cm

Physical description: Black & white glass half-plate negative

Item name: photograph

Collection: Photographic Archive

Level: ITEM

ID number: PG/7870/35147

Subject tags : jewish


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