Book ‘The Island of Extraordinary Captives’ by Simon Parkin

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A True Story of an Artist, a Spy and a Wartime Scandal
*An OBSERVER, TABLET, NEW STATESMAN and GUARDIAN SATURDAY MAGAZINE "Books of 2022" pick * The police came for Peter Fleischmann in the early hours. It reminded the teenager of the Gestapo's moonlit roundups he had narrowly avoided at home in Berlin. Now, having endured a perilous journey to reach England - hiding from the rampaging Nazi thugs at his orphanage, boarding a Kindertransport to safety - here the aspiring artist was, on a ship bound for the Isle of Man, suspected of being a Nazi spy. What had gone wrong? In May 1940, faced with a country gripped by paranoia, Prime Minister Winston Churchill ordered the internment of all German and Austrian citizens living in Britain...
Publisher: Sceptre (February 3, 2022)  Pages: 496 pages  ISBN-10: 152934722X  ISBN-13: 978-1529347227  ASIN:‎ B09MVWD2NV

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