Ruhleben Civilian Internee Camp Drawings

Ruhleben Civilian Internee Camp Drawings


These drawings of the Ruhleben Civilian Internee Camp, Germany, WWI were bought in a featured lot in a Sandafayre Public Auction. They were drawn by one of the internees, C. M. A. Whitehouse, who was a British Architect. The detail is unbelievably accurate. One of the plans of the entire camp can be seen in the Ruhleben Stamps and Postal History one frame exhibit.


One Reply to “Ruhleben Civilian Internee Camp Drawings”

  1. I’ve really enjoyed viewing your collections of Ruhleben material. I’ve collected quite a lot myself over the years, including a series of postcards sent to an inmate, William C Brown who was originally from Dundee, Scotland, and at the start of the war was living in Hamburg with his daughter, his German wife having died some time before. Quite a coincidence – both correspondences sent to a Brown, and originally just a few miles apart! My man and his daughter returned to Dundee after the war. I have his obituary from the local newspaper in 1933.

    I’ve also often wondered about a database of Ruhleben photographs, as most seem to have an index number. Might there be an index somewhere? I’ve grabbed a number of copies off the internet over the years.

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