The Holocaust and Wales: Internment of ‘enemy aliens’ Part 1


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After the outbreak of war in September 1939, all Germans and Austrians in Britain became ‘enemy aliens’ and had to register with the police. Although most remained at liberty, in the summer of 1940, restrictions tightened and tens of thousands were interned. This lesson explores some of the effects that internment had on people’s lives.

This is session 1 of 2 on the topic of Internment of ‘enemy aliens’ and it is recommended that teachers use both resources.

Image above: Wilhelm Jondorf (1890-1957). The Fifth Columnist, Onchan, Isle of Man, 1940. Gift of Mrs Betty Jondorf, London. Collection of the Yad Vashem Art Museum, Jerusalem.


This resource was produced as part of the 'Côf a lithr, llythyrau a geidw: creating Holocaust resources for Welsh schools' partnership project between Centre for the Movement of People (CMOP), Aberystwyth University, and Jewish History Association of South Wales/Cymdeithas Hanes Iddewig De Cymru (JHASW/CHIDC). The project is kindly supported by the Association of Jewish Refugees, Charles Wolfson Charitable Trust, Jewish Historical Society of England and Garfield Weston Foundation.


Key Stage 4

History, Literacy Skills


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This resource provides learning activities for your students using our website.  It is one of two on the topic of Internment of ‘enemy aliens’. Here is a link to the other resource in this series:

Internment of ‘enemy aliens’ Part 2


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L9_Caethiwo_Cynllun_Gwers.pdf (Opens in a new window) L9_Caethiwo_Taflen_Waith.pdf (Opens in a new window) L9_Internment_Lesson_Plan.pdf (Opens in a new window) L9_Internment_Worksheet.pdf (Opens in a new window)


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