The Hidden Jewish History of Exmoor and North Devon in WWII: The Refugee Haven that had a profound Impact on the war


Date: 12th Jun 2019 7:30pm
Historian Helen Fry talks about the unexpected hidden Jewish history of Exmoor and North Devon in WWII. It is a little known fact that North Devon became home to over 3,000 refugees from Nazi oppression: from evacuee children who had fled Hitler to refugee soldiers who bore arms for the country that had saved them from the concentration camps. Exemead House (Exford) became a haven for Jewish children from Nazi Germany and evacuee children from London. In 1944, the stables became billets for US soldiers ahead of D-Day and the office of US commander, General Patton.

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