Warth Mills Project Official Exhibition

Monday 18 June — Friday 21 September
@ The Fusilier Museum, Bury
FREE with entry to museum

When Churchill ordered all German, Austrian and Italian men resident in Britain to be arrested, a disused cotton mill outside Manchester was hurriedly turned into an internment camp. For one Summer in 1940, Bury would see the arrival of hundreds and hundreds of so-called enemy aliens.

This exhibition tells the story of Warth Mills during that fateful Summer – the internees, including Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi persecution; the squalid living conditions; and the final journey from Warth Mills which proved fatal for so many.

The culmination of a year’s work, the Warth Mills Internment Camp Project exhibition features specially commissioned short films as well as oral testimonies from Manchester Jewish Museum and the Imperial War Museum.

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Warth Mills Project Launch

Thursday 21 June
13:00 — 15:30
@ The Met, Bury
Private event

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