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Jewish POWs

Handforth Concentration Prison imprisoned Germans living in Britain, descendants of German immigrants, and Jewish men either from Germany, or simply having a German last name. Unlike many other British prison camps during the First World War, Handforth allowed for religious diversity in the camp, and accommodated requests for kosher food and the celebration of Jewish festivals like Hanukkah and Yom Kippur. 288 more words

Handforth Concentration Prison

By Ian H. Clark, Friends of Handforth Railway Station

In 1910, calico printers Symonds, Cunliffe and Co. added four very large sheds to their Handforth operations with the aim of expanding output of the Print Works, originally built in 1861. 564 more words