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Part of Doukhobor collection
Photographs depicting conditions at the New Denver “internment” camp “The Buchenwald of British Columbia, as it was dubbed – for Doukhobor children, 1956-7. Poignant images of the newly-fenced compound, children reaching for their parents through the chain-link fence, RCMP officers standing guard, gathering of mothers outside the gates, etc. Fence was installed in 1956. Photos taken winter and summer 1957. Some have descriptions on verso in Russian, several are dated.