Charcoal sketch of internment camp with view of guard tower, 2012
This is a charcoal sketch of an internment camp guard tower created by Jemma Kim in 2012. It is part of a series of sketches created for use in the Italian Canadian as Enemy Aliens: Memories of WWII permanent exhibit.
The view is of a large guard tower looming looming over a rural landscape. A barbed wire fence is also in view. The scene is night time and a large beam of light flashes from the guard tower. The barren trees in the right foreground suggests that it is winter or fall season.
During World War II, Italian Canadians were interned at three internment camps. They were located at Petawawa, ON, Kananaskis, AB, and Fredericton, NB. There are many other internment camps in Canada which also housed German Canadians, Ukrainian Canadians, and other POWs both during the First and Second World Wars.