National in scope, the collection features 86 personal testimonies from enemy aliens and their families, and others affected by the internment. These stories are complemented by photographs, letters, documents, and other objects collected from coast to coast.
Along with the Columbus Centre Collection, the archive also includes material on loan from individuals, organizations and corporations.
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Listen to compelling accounts, from coast to coast, from those who lived through World War II as Italian Canadians and enemy aliens. Family members recount the impact on interned men, as well as the situation for wives and children at home. A national project, the collection includes 86 personal testimonies.View the interviews
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