Heritage Open Day 2016: Lofthouse Park’s forgotten history, 1900-1919

HOD1_WB_4WEBCommunity event explores why time stood still for hundreds of Germans and Austrians in a Yorkshire village during the First World War.

Heritage Open Day Sunday, 11 September 2016

Lofthouse Gate Working Men’s Club, 12 Canal Lane, Lofthouse, Wakefield, WF3 3HN

11-16.00 Display, refreshments and children activities
11.00 and 14.30 Guided walk (c. 45-60 mins)
12.00 Mapping workshop (45 mins)
15.00 Performance (c. 20 mins)

Free event and open to all

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Lofthouse Park Case Study 1: Paul Cohen-Portheim, painter and writer


Paul Cohen-Portheim was painting in England at the outbreak of war. An Austrian, Cohen-Portheim had helped design the costumes for a series of operas at the London Opera House in November 1914. He was arrested four months later while at work and first interned at Knockaloe on the Isle of Man. The first part of his book Time Stood Still deals with his internment on the Isle of Man.

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The civilian as alien: Internment in WWI

This blog and website will present case studies, background information, events, resources and other items of interest relating to ‘In the Wrong Place at the Wrong Time’, a project about civilian internment in the First World War at the Engländerlager Ruhleben and Lofthouse Park Camp.

Posts and information will be provided in English and German – sometimes in translation, sometimes in one language only.

Auf diesem Blog und dieser Webseite finden Sie Fallstudien, Hintergrundinformationen, Veranstaltungshinweise und andere Materialien, die sich auf das Projekt ‘Am falschen Ort zur falschen Zeit’ beziehen, das sich mit der Internierung von Zivilisten im Ersten Weltkrieg im Engländerlager Ruhleben und dem Lofthouse Park Camp beschäftigt. 

Die Blogbeiträge und Informationen erscheinen in deutscher und englischer Sprache – manchmal in Übersetzungen oder auch nur in einer Sprache.