A researcher is looking for the stories of Italian Canadians who were interned during World War 2
Imagine being rounded up by police in your own neighborhood and being shipped off to an internment camp. Your only crime was your ethnic background. That was the reality for many Italian Canadians living in Windsor and other Canadian cities during World War 2. Italian Canadian men were sent off for months or even years without their families or any charges to Camp 33 in Petawawa. That was an internment camp during the war. The luckier Italian Canadian's had to report to local police on a monthly basis. Now a national project is underway to collect the stories of Italian Canadians as Enemy Aliens During World War 2. Travis Tomchuk is a researcher and writer for the project.
He's with the Columbus Center in Toronto.
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