His Majesty's loyal internee: Fred Uhlman in captivity


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Brinson, Charmian, Müller-Härlin, Anna and Winckler, Julia (2009) His Majesty's loyal internee: Fred Uhlman in captivity Vallentine Mitchell, Edgware. ISBN 9780853039303

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In May and June 1940, when the war seemed to be going badly for Britain, thousands of German and Austrian refugees from Nazi oppression were rounded up and put into internment camps on the Isle of Man and elsewhere. Fred Uhlman, a Jewish refugee from Stuttgart, was one of these. Uhlman was a lawyer and an artist, and is probably best known today for his novella Reunion. Cut off from his weif, who was about to give birth to their first child, Uhlman found internment a harrowing yet also a highly memorable experience which he attempted to capture both in word and image. This volume contains Uhlman's preivously unpublished internment diary in its original 1940 version, as well as a later reworked version in wihc he looks back at the same experience, though from the perspective of 1979. Chapters on Uhlman's biography and on his artistic and his literary output set his writings and drwings within the wider context of his life and work. This book not only makes a number of hitherto unpublished sources on alien internment during the Second World War available for hte first time, it also illuminates the life and owrk of artists in internment and highlights the unique role art played for them behind the barbed wire.

Item Type: Authored book
Subjects: L000 Social Sciences > L200 Politics
V000 Historical and Philosophical studies > V100 History by period > V140 Modern History
L000 Social Sciences > L900 Cultural Studies
V000 Historical and Philosophical studies > V200 History by area > V220 European History
W000 Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art > W140 Printmaking
W000 Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art > W110 Drawing
Faculties: Faculty of Arts
Depositing User: Julia Winckler
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2011 13:08
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2013 15:28
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/9128

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