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Forced Journeys: Artists in Exile in Britain 1933 to 1945

Issue No. 2198

This exhibition of the work of German and Austrian internees on the Isle of Man marks the 70th year since the opening of internment camps on the island.

The British authorities shamefully interned thousands of people, mostly Jewish refugees who fled the Nazis, in ten camps on the Isle of Man.

Artists, some who the Nazis had called “degenerate”, used whatever was available to make their work. It often commented on their condition.

The exhibition, which was originally displayed in London at the Ben Uri Gallery, showcases 90 works from around 35 artists, including Dadaist Kurt Schwitters and Martin Bloch.

Sayle Gallery, Douglas, Isle of Man
Until 23 May

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Tue 20 Apr 2010, 18:02 BST
Issue No. 2198
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