Some useful links for information on internment of Jewish refugees in the Second World War

By no means a definitive list, but hopefully a useful set of starting points

Isle of Man

Sent in by a US Kitchener descendant – a short, informal account of internment camps on the Isle of Man

It’s more focused on other types of internees , but has some interesting – and rare – footage of Isle of Man camps, alongside maps and items of local colour.

British Library, Jack Taylor, Blog, 09 January 2020

Internment during the Second World War – Part One: the diary of a Jewish refugee confined by Britain


Montreal Holocaust Museum

Christine Whitehouse, PhD thesis, “You’ll Get Used to It!”:
The Internment of Jewish Refugees in Canada, 1940–43

Andrea Strutz, Interned as ‘Enemy Aliens’: Jewish Refugees from Austria, Germany and Italy in Canada, in Refugees from Nazi-occupied Europe in British Overseas Territories, Vol. 20

Library and Archives, Canada

Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre

Sarah Zimbalatti, PhD thesis, Constructing A Lively Community in the Midst of Oppression: Jewish Refugees Interned in Canada During WWII

Canadian exhibit recalls Jewish refugees imprisoned with Nazis, Times of Israel–with-nazis/

Julie Masis, In WWII, an anti-Semitic Canada kept Jewish ‘enemy aliens’ in barbed wire camps, Times of Israel, 16 August 2020

Internment Camp B: Jewish Refugees,


State Library of Victoria

National Museum of Australia

National Archives of Australia

Migration Heritage Centre, New South Wales

Anthony Grenville, Internment in Australia, AJR Journal, Vol. 13, no. 7, 2011

Alexandra Ludewig, The Last of the Kindertransports. Britain to Australia, 1940, in The Kindertransport to Britain 1938/39, 2012