Sunday, September 26

The little-known story of Italians sent to internment camps in Canada during World War II

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The internment camps were protected by electrified fences.

On the night of October 2, 1943, Salvatore Vistarchi, a young Italian immigrant living in Montreal, thought it would be one of the happiest of his life.

He had proposed to his girlfriend, Jean Reddy, and she had accepted.

The marriage, however, would be forcibly postponed.

After dropping off his fiancée at his apartment, Vistarchi returned home and was already sleeping when there was a knock on the door.

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