Canadian First World War


Artful Reading – The Stories Were Not Told

Artful Reading – The Stories Were Not Told

Canada’s First World War Internment Camps by Sandra Semchuk

Remai Modern

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 7 PM CST

Semchuk highlights Canada’s internment operations during the First World War, in which many immigrants from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Germany, and the Ottoman Empire were unjustly imprisoned as enemy aliens.

Semchuk describes how lives and society have been shaped by acts of legislated racism and helps people understand the cross-cultural and intergenerational consequences of Canada’s first internment camps.