The Island of Extraordinary Captives

Posted on February 11, 2022

The Island of Extraordinary Captives focuses on Britain’s internment camp on the Isle of Man, chock full of artists, musicians and intellectuals. The reader is fully invested in protagonist Peter Fleischmann, an orphaned Jewish boy from Berlin with aspirations to become an artist until the Nazis got in the way. Cue Kindertransport to Britain; but, aged 17 and no longer little enough to be lovable, he was soon rounded up as posing a danger to the very state lauded for saving him.

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