Sunday, December 11, 2016

Tracing the forgotten history of Italian-Canadian internment camps





Image: Christmas celebration at internment camp in Canada during WWII
www.italiancanadianww2.ca


"While most Canadians are familiar with the internment of Japanese Canadians during the Second World War, it’s a lesser-known fact that many Italians also suffered a similar fate.

(...) "Most frequently, those interned were the heads of their households—the breadwinners—and the only thing keeping their families from poverty. And although none of them were ever charged with any criminal activity, some were kept imprisoned for up to two years."

Tracing the forgotten history of Italian-Canadian internment camps by Doug Sarti on March 5th, 2012 

Related articles: Italian-Canadian internment began when Italy declared war on Canada on June 10, 1940. Italian-Canadian internment - Wikipedia

List of concentration and internment camps - Wikipedia