Onchan Internment Camp Token 6 Pence

Onchan 6p obv

The Onchan Internment camp was located on the Isle of Man.  The camp contained mostly people that were considered enemy aliens because they were German or Austrian nationals.  In truth most were Jewish refugees that had fled the Nazis.  Tokens were issued in denominations of 1/2 penny, 1 pence, and 6 pence.  The tokens are made of brass.  Pictured on the obverse is the triquetra which also appears on regular Isle of Man issues. The reverse has the camp name and denomination.  Over 17,000 internees were housed in Onchan and the other camps on the Isle of Man.

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