From “Refugees” to “Enemy Aliens”: Germans and Austrians in Aberystwyth during the Second World War

Morris Brodie, Digital Intern at Aberystwyth University In the Ceredigion Archives in Aberystwyth, there is a book compiled by the Cardiganshire Police in 1939 containing photographs of Jewish refugees who fled from Nazi tyranny before the Second World War. These are not records of Welsh hospitality, however. They are arrest records, taken as a result Read More

Behind the Glass: Mysteries of the Imperial War Museum

Morris Brodie, Digital Intern at Aberystwyth University Early in July 2021, in my role as Digital Intern at Aberystwyth University for the Second World War and Holocaust Partnership Programme (SWWHPP), I was lucky enough to get a behind-the-scenes look at the IWM London. Alongside three other interns from Partner organisations in Newcastle, Huddersfield and Bodmin Read More

I’m a Celebrity’s new castle home has a history too dark and complex to become entertainment

Andrea Hammel, Reader in German at Aberystwyth University Over the coming months, the I’m a Celebrity team is rumoured to not only want to use Gwrych Castle as a backdrop for their show, but also to incorporate the Castle’s history in their popular television programme. While the Castle must have seen a lot of fun and Read More