New Video. Detention in the 1940s: The story of Fritz Lustig

Posted on Monday, April 25th, 2016

Europe is facing its worst refugee crisis since the Second World War as thousands of desperate people flee war-torn countries in the Middle East.

Jewish experience is littered with episodes of fleeing persecution and seeking sanctuary.

Like many people seeking asylum in Britain today, thousands of Jewish refugees were interned by their hosts. In the 1940s, along with tens of thousands of other individuals, mainly Jews, Fritz Lustig was detained on the Isle of Man.

Watch our video to learn about his story and what the differences and similarities are between then and now.