Littledean Jail is more than just a jail...  

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Here’s a brief insight into what to expect here on display...

∙ Punk Rock Memorabilia.
∙ Village Stocks and Pillory.
∙ Original UK Government issue Hangman's Nooses.
∙ The Witchfinder General.
∙ Celebrity Sleaze. Scandal and Debauchery.
∙ Fred and Rose West - 25 Cromwell Street.
∙ Serial Killers Letters and Artwork.
∙ The UK's Only Quadrophenia, 1960's Revisited and A Taste of Northern Soul Down Here In The South Exhibition.
∙ Violette Szabo - Special Operations Executive (SOE). 
∙ True Crime Memorabilia, Murderabilia, Maimerabilia, TV Crime Memorabilia. 
∙ Witchcraft, Paganism, Wiccan, Satanism, The Occult and Secret Societies Exhibition.
∙ Lady Emilia - Witch of the Forest.
∙ Ku Klux Klan Robes, insignia and Memorabilia.
∙ The SAS Who Dares Wins and UK Special Forces exhibition. The Special Air Service (SAS). The Special Boat Service (SBS). WW2 - Special Operations Executive (SOE). 
∙ Baphomet and Ouija board.
∙ The Grim Reaper.
∙ The Guillotine and Body Cages.
∙ Instruments of punishment and torture through the ages.
∙ A model of Littledean Jail created from 56,000 matches.
∙ A seriously sad and disturbing exhibition area relating to the horrors of the Nazi, Holocaust Years, including genuine death camp and Nazi SS uniforms, insignia etc. (lest we forget)
∙ A genuine murder victim’s full size skeleton.
∙ Oswald Mosley’s Blackshirts, British Freikorps, Fascism in Britain.
∙ Bizarre fetishes and fantasies, an interesting selection of the tools of the trade!
∙ Cons to icons insight including personal exhibit items.
∙ The works and personal exhibits of Britain’s maddest, hardest and most dangerous prisoners in the UK including Charles Bronson, The Kray twins and many more ∙ Witchcraft memorabilia - including voodoo dolls.
∙ Tools and weapons used by the criminal underworld and street gangs.
∙ Dr. Who Dalek.
∙ The UK’s largest private collection of British and foreign Police memorabilia, including police weapons, uniforms, Victorian hand painted truncheons, tipstaffs and insignia.
∙ Hangman’s noose used on “the man they couldn’t hang” - John ‘Babbacombe’ Lee.
∙ Freaks of nature, oddities and curiosities.
∙ Indonesian fertility statue (dare you touch the forbidden fruit?). Please note we cannot guarantee pregnancy!!
∙ An impressive signed pictorial history of crime, including a vast collection of autographed and signed materials from world-renowned infamous and notorious real life alleged villains and criminals.
∙ Popular fictional, TV, cinema screen characters and glamour queens. From the hands of Death… Artwork and correspondence from the world’s most infamous and notorious serial killers - An intriguing and psychological insight for sure!
∙ Banned violent toy collections.
∙ Lady Diana's letters and lots, lots more...!!!

LINDA CALVEY…"THE BLACK WIDOW"… NOTORIOUS FORMER ARMED ROBBER, GANGSTER & ALLEGED MURDERER WHO SERVED 18 YEARS IN PRISON FOR A CRIME SHE HAS ALWAYS DENIED COMMITTING …
YOU AS VISITORS TO THE JAIL DECIDE FOR YOURSELVES ??? Click below for more information.
The "Black Widow"


CAPITAL PUNISHMENT ALSO KNOWN AS THE DEATH PENALTY . A CHILLING REMINDER OF THE WORK OF BRITAIN’S HANGMEN AND EXECUTIONERS …. HERE ON DISPLAY AT THE CRIME THROUGH
TIME COLLECTION , LITTLEDEAN JAIL , UK. Click here for more. Capital punishment.

 

INFAMOUS COP KILLER HARRY ROBERTS. FOR THE FIRST TIME ON PUBLIC DISPLAY AT THE CRIME THROUGH TIME COLLECTION, LITTLEDEAN JAIL, UNSEEN PERSONALLY SIGNED MEMORABILIA ,
PRISON WORN CLOTHING AND OTHER PERSONAL ITEMS. Click here for more.


RUTH ELLIS (9 October 1926 – 13 July 1955) WAS THE LAST WOMEN IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, AFTER BEING CONVICTED OF THE MURDER OF HER LOVER, DAVID BLAKELY. HERE IS A BRIEF ORIGINAL NEWSREEL
FOOTAGE SURROUNDING THE CONTROVERSIAL & more. Click here.

 

 

WHAT WAS THE HOLOCAUST?
In 1933, the Jewish population of Europe stood at over nine million. Most European Jews lived in countries that Nazi Germany would occupy or influence during World War II. By 1945, the Germans and their collaborators killed nearly two out of every three European Jews as part of the “Final Solution,” the Nazi policy to murder the Jews of Europe. Although Jews, whom the Nazis deemed a priority danger to Germany, were the primary victims of Nazi racism, other victims included some 200,000 Roma (Gypsies). At least 200,000 mentally or physically disabled patients, mainly Germans, living in institutional settings, were murdered in the so-called Euthanasia Program.

As Nazi tyranny spread across Europe, the Germans and their collaborators persecuted and murdered millions of other people. Between two and three million Soviet prisoners of war were murdered or died of starvation, disease, neglect, or maltreatment. The Germans targeted the non-Jewish Polish intelligentsia for killing, and deported millions of Polish and Soviet civilians for forced labour in Germany or in occupied Poland, where these individuals worked and often died under deplorable conditions. From the earliest years of the Nazi regime, German authorities persecuted homosexuals and others whose behaviour did not match prescribed social norms. German police officials targeted thousands of political opponents (including Communists, Socialists, and trade unionists) and religious dissidents (such as Jehovah’s Witnesses). Many of these individuals died as a result of incarceration and maltreatment.

 

ADMINISTRATION OF THE “FINAL SOLUTION”

In the early years of the Nazi regime, the National Socialist government established concentration camps to detain real and imagined political and ideological opponents. Increasingly in the years before the outbreak of war, SS and police officials incarcerated Jews, Roma, and other victims of ethnic and racial hatred in these camps. To concentrate and monitor the Jewish population as well as to facilitate later deportation of the Jews, the Germans and their collaborators created ghettos, transit camps, and forced-labour camps for Jews during the war years. The German authorities also established numerous forced-labour camps, both in the so-called Greater German Reich and in German-occupied territory, for non-Jews whose labour the Germans sought to exploit.

Following the invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, Einsatzgruppen (mobile killing units) and, later, militarized battalions of Order Police officials, moved behind German lines to carry out mass-murder operations against Jews, Roma, and Soviet state and Communist Party officials. German SS and police units, supported by units of the Wehrmacht and the Waffen SS, murdered more than a million Jewish men, women, and children, and hundreds of thousands of others. Between 1941 and 1944, Nazi German authorities deported millions of Jews from Germany, from occupied territories, and from the countries of many of its Axis allies to ghettos and to killing centres, often called extermination camps, where they were murdered in specially developed gassing facilities.

 

THE END OF THE HOLOCAUST

In the final months of the war, SS guards moved camp inmates by train or on forced marches, often called “death marches,” in an attempt to prevent the Allied liberation of large numbers of prisoners. As Allied forces moved across Europe in a series of offensives against Germany, they began to encounter and liberate concentration camp prisoners, as well as prisoners en route by forced march from one camp to another. The marches continued until May 7, 1945, the day the German armed forces surrendered unconditionally to the Allies. For the western Allies, World War II officially ended in Europe on the next day, May 8 (V-E Day), while Soviet forces announced their “Victory Day” on May 9, 1945.

In the aftermath of the Holocaust, many of the survivors found shelter in displaced persons (DP) camps administered by the Allied powers. Between 1948 and 1951, almost 700,000 Jews emigrated to Israel, including 136,000 Jewish displaced persons from Europe. Other Jewish DPs emigrated to the United States and other nations. The last DP camp closed in 1957. The crimes committed during the Holocaust devastated most European Jewish communities and eliminated hundreds of Jewish communities in occupied eastern Europe entirely.


See more on our blog, The Nazi SS & Holocaust Years
& WWII Heroine, Violette Zsabo

Phone: +44 (0)1594 826659
Address: Littledean, Nr. Cinderford, Royal Forest of Dean, Glos. GL14-3NL

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