National Internment Centenary Committee

June 20, 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the end of Canada’s first national internment operations of 1914 to 1920. In total, 8,579 men, women and children branded as “enemy aliens” and interned. Among them were Ukrainians, Alevi Kurds, Armenians, Bulgarians, Croatians, Czechs, Germans, Hungarians, Italians, Jews, Ottoman Turks, Polish, Romanians, Russians, Serbians, Slovaks and Slovenes, of which most were Ukrainians and most were civilians.

The National Internment Centenary Committee will coordinate commemoration activities of the 100-year anniversary of the end of the Internment Operations across Canada, build awareness and share education tools that teachers can use to teach on the Internment operations in Canada.


Chairperson: Borys Sydoruk

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