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In addition to the Columbus Centre, other organizations have done considerable work in exploring this subject. Materials are held by community organizations and in public collections in local, provincial, and federal archives. There are exhibits and publications, listed for reference.

And introducing our co-publication:

Beyond Barbed Wire: Essays on the Internment of Italian Canadians
Featuring essays ranging from oral history and case studies to philosophical reflections and literary analysis, this volume examines the internment of Italian Canadians during World War II.


    Download our classroom activity and link to other resources on the experience of Italian Canadians during World War II. You will also find resources on the experiences of other groups in Canadian history. These are either related to or can be compared with the experience of Italian Canadians.

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    Link to other projects funded by the Community Historical Recognition Program, Citizenship and Immigration Canada. These projects focus on the experiences of communities affected by wartime measures and/or immigration restrictions applied in Canada in the past. They include publications, exhibitions, monuments and documentaries.

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    We have provided a select bibliography of resources used by our own researchers and project staff. The list includes museum and archival collections in Canada, which are available to the general public. Other published and unpublished materials are also indicated. Links are provided, where available.

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