Prisoners of the Home Front: German POWs and "Enemy Aliens" in Southern Quebec, 1940-46

TitlePrisoners of the Home Front: German POWs and "Enemy Aliens" in Southern Quebec, 1940-46
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsAuger, Martin F.
Number of Pages240
PublisherUniversity of British Columbia Press
CityVancouver
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In the middle of the most destructive conflict in human history, the Second World War, almost 40,000 Germans civilians and prisoners of war were detained in internment and work camps across Canada. Prisoners of the Home Front details the organization and day-to-day affairs of these internment camps and reveals the experience of their inmates. Auger concludes that Canada abided by the Geneva Convention; its treatment of German prisoners was humane. This book sheds light on life behind barbed wire, filling an important void in our knowledge of the Canadian home front during the Second World War.

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