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View of lane at back of houses with internees moving planks

Date made: 1940

Description: View of lane at back of houses with four internees moving planks. Signed '6.ix.40 HK in the Camp'.

Herbert Kaden (1921-1922) was born in Dresden in Germany. His family were originally Jewish but had converted to Christianity. In 1938, Herbert and his mother came to Britain to escape growing Jewish persecution. He initially intended to be an architect but his studies were interrupted in 1940 when he was interned and sent to the Peveril Camp. He was released within a few weeks to work on a family friend's farm. He later went onto become a Catholic monk.

The Peveril Camp in Peel opened in the summer of 1940 and housed about 800-900 German and Austrian internees in the boarding houses on Marine Parade (on the promenade) and on Victoria Terrace/ Peveril Road at the top of the hill behind. The camp grew over time and extended across to Peveril Terrace and then later shrank back to its original size.

Measurements: overall: 25.4 cm x 35.5 cm

Materials: watercolour

Object name: painting

Collection: Art Collection

ID number: 1993-0235/2



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