2.2 The Technology of Camps

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 09:00:00 AST
Kaarina and Kevin talk about the kinds of camps that Canadian Spanish Civil War volunteers might have moved through: Canada's relief camps, International Brigades' disciplinary camps, Fascist Prisoner of War camps, and French refugee camps, and German concentration camps.
Show Notes: 

Relief camps and the On-to-Ottawa trek:

Halifax Hunger Fighter: photocopies that Bart left in our office

Howard, Victor. “We Were the Salt of the Earth!” A Narrative of the On-to-Ottawa Trek and The Regina Riot. Regina: Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1985.

Janusz, Barbara D. “Bloody Dominion Day: A Short Story.” Our Times 28.3 (Jun/July 2009): 36-39.

Liversedge, Ronald. Recollections of the On to Ottawa Trek. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1973.

MacDowell, Laurel Sefton. “Canada’s ‘Gulag’: Project #51 Lac Seul (A Tale from the Great Depression).” Revue d’études canadiennes 28.2 (1993) 130-58.

Waiser, W.A. Park Prisoners: The Untold Story of Western Canada’s National Parks, 1915-1946. Saskatoon: Fifth House Publishers, 1995. 


Baird, Irene. Waste Heritage. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2007.

McNeney, Arley. The Time We All Went Marching. Goose Lane Editions, 2011.

Prisoner rights and strikes:

Jones, El. “Hell, Let’s Talk.” Halifax Examiner. 30 Jan. 2016.  

Jones, El. “The Prisoners at the Burnside Jail Are Engage in a Non-Violent Protest; Here is Their Statement.” Halifax Examiner 19 Aug. 2018. 

Camps in Spain, France, and Austria:

Geiser, Carl. Prisoners of the Good Fight: The Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939. Westport, Conn: L. Hill, 1986.

Garner, Hugh. “The Red Rotarians.” Hugh Garner’s Best Stories. Ed. Emily Robins-Sharpe. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2015.

Petrou, Michael. Renegades: Canadians in the Spanish Civil War. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2008. 

Pike, David Wingeate. Spaniards in the Holocaust: Mauthausen, The Horror on the Danube. London: Routledge, 2000. 

Testimonials of Canadian Prisoners of War

Thomas, Hugh. The Spanish Civil War. Penguin, 2003. 

Other books mentioned:

Cooper, Afua. “A Monument for the Maroons.” Active History 7 Sep. 2018. 

Forth, Aidan. Barbed-Wire Imperialism: Britain’s Empire of Camps, 1876-1903. Oakland: U of California Press, 2017. 

Hill, Gord. The Antifa Comic Book: 100 Years of Fascism and Antifa Movements Around the World. Arsenal Pulp Press, 2018. 

Loomis, Erik. A History of America in Ten Strikes. The New Press: 2018. 

Secret Life of Canada, Ep. 1: “The Secret Life of Banff.” 

Written and Produced by Kaarina Mikalson and Kevin Levangie Supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Theme Song: "Libertad" by Iriarte and Pesoa Outro Music: "How Do You Do, 1935?" by Maria Dunn from the album We Were Good People