Escape to Gwrych Castle

A Jewish refugee story

Awdur(on) Andrew Hesketh

Iaith: Saesneg

Dosbarthiad(au): Welsh Interest, History

  • Mehefin 2023 · 304 tudalen ·216x138mm

  • · Clawr Caled - 9781837600069
  • · eLyfr - epub - 9781915279569
  • · eLyfr - pdf - 9781915279576

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In 1939, a number of German Jewish refugee children, brought over on the Kindertransport, found themselves in Abergele, North Wales. Their temporary new home? Gwrych Castle, where a Hachshara was being set up: a residential ‘training centre’ aimed at preparing the Jewish children for life on a kibbutz in Israel, where they hoped to be reunited with their families. In this fascinating debut, Andrew Hesketh explores the lesser-told history of the children who lived in this North Wales castle, bringing together their personal memories and experiences to create a unique picture of their experiences. He also explores the history of the building itself, from its origins in the 19th century up to its use in I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here! In 2020.

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