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Decorated sea shell painted by an internee

Date made: 1940-1945

Description: Internee souvenir, sea shell, hand decorated in ink with picture of a winged child on island holding a placard reading 'Mooragh Camp IOM' and a fish looking up out of the sea. Signed E. Fox.

E. Fox is actually the anglicised name of E. Fuchs (Fox in German). Ernst Israel Fuchs was in Peveril Camp but as he was not released until 4 December 1941, it appears he was one of the Peveril internees who were transferred to Mooragh Camp when Peveril Camp closed in spring 1941.

From HO396 records: Name: Ernst Israel Fuchs Gender: Male Nationality: German formerly Austrian Internment Age: 28 Birth Date: 12 May 1912 Birth Place: Vienna, Austria Internment Date: 21 Jun 1940 Internment Place: Peveril, United Kingdom Discharge Date: 4 Dec 1941.

Measurements: overall: 4.5 x 5 x 1.5 cm

Materials: shell

Object name: souvenir

Collection: Social History Collection

ID Number: 1984-0148



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