Canada observed the national day of remembrance for the internment. And remembered about displaced Ukrainians

Canada 28 October to celebrate the national day of remembrance for the internment during the First world war. The resolution proposal to honor this day was adopted just last year, reports UKRINFORM.

«On this day, we commemorate the victims of the first canadian internment operations (1914-1920). It was the forced internment of 8,579 Ukrainians and other Europeans who were declared «enemy aliens» and sent to 24 internment camps in Canada», — reported in the Ukrainian canadian Congress.

The organization added that the only reason for internment was the origin of man.

«Men, women and children suffered during the first canadian internment operations only for who they were and from where. On this day we remember all the victims of this unjust campaign», — noted there.

In Congress promised to make every effort to «put an end to any discrimination and injustice».

«We encourage all Canadians to commemorate this important day of remembrance in their communities», — emphasized in the organization.

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Canada had a policy of internment in relation to «enemy aliens» during the First world war and two years after its completion. The country was then at war with Austria-Hungary, therefore, 4 thousand Ukrainians who had Austro-Hungarian citizenship, were forcibly removed to camps, and their savings confiscated.

Later most of them were pardoned, while many were obliged to regularly report itself to the police.

In 2008, the government of Canada established the special Fund and allocated 10 million dollars to Fund projects dedicated to the memory of those who suffered in those days.




Canada observed the national day of remembrance for the internment. And remembered about displaced Ukrainians 29.10.2015

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