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Alexandra Palace – Home to 17,000 Germans during the First World War

20th July 2022 @ 1:30 pm 2:30 pm

Painting of German POWs exercising in the grounds of Alexandra Palace, 1915-16

Hornsey Pensioners’ Action Group is hosting a talk in July on the Internment of German civilians at Alexandra Palace during the First World War.  The talk, given by Dr Jennifer Taylor is based on material from Anglo-German Family History Society Publications and other sources, and describes the detention of German and Austrian civilians in Alexandra Palace during WWI. After a short history of the Palace and a brief consideration of the difference in the policy of civilian internment during both world wars, the talk describes the conditions under which WWI internees were held;  their daily routines, work and educational opportunities and their leisure activities. Finally, some consideration is given to release and repatriation. For further details email Ann Anderson  or Janet Shapiro

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Permission Imperial War Museum


20th July 2022
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
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Hornsey Pensioners’ Action Group

Hornsey Parish Church Hall

Cranley Gardens N10 3AH