Enemy Aliens – Internment in Canada, 1914–1920

October 2, 2014 to March 29, 2015

An exhibition developed by the Canadian War Museum in partnership with the Ukrainian Canadian Civil Liberties Foundation.

During the First World War, national security fears and wartime prejudice drove the policy of internment, which lasted until 1920. During this time, Canada interned 8,579 men identified as “enemy aliens”, mainly Ukrainian and German immigrants, across a network of 24 camps. The latest exhibition from the Canadian War Museum, Enemy Aliens – Internment in Canada, 1914–1920, explores the internment operations and the experiences of the internees: who they were, the conditions they endured, and the legacy they left behind.

This temporary exhibition features 33 photos from the Canadian War Museum, Library and Archives Canada, and many university, archival and private collections from across the country.

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Official Partners, First World War Centenary

H.Col (Ret’d) John C. Eaton, O.Ont., K.St.J., D.Com. and Sally Horsfall Eaton, S.S.St.J., C.D., R.N., LL.D

John and Pattie Cleghorn and Family

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