[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] World War 1 internment camps in Canada

Helen Gillespie gilleh23 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 10 17:41:01 PDT 2014

The August issue of a Toronto area German newspaper called ECHO GERMANICA
outlined a story on  "enemy aliens" - mainly Ukrainian, Polish, Croatian
and German immigrants who were interned during the First War -  even if
they were naturalized citizens - or, if not interned, compelled to register
with the local authorities on a regular basis.

Perhaps your ancestor was one of these?

A website about these 24 Canadian internment camps has been created and
plaques will be dedicated in remembrance.  The Ukrainian Civil Liberties
Union has been the main force behind the website found at

A list of internees - mostly Ukrainian, but some German - is found in a
publication called Roll Call - plus a number of other books on the subject
- see  the bibliography


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