A war within a war: Impacts of internment on Italians in Australia during World War Two

2018-09-06T00:09:01Z (GMT) by MARIA SPIZZICA
This thesis examines the immediate and long-term impacts of civilian internment on Australia's Italians during WW2. As a blended socio-anthropological and historical study, the study includes interviews with Italians who were held in Australia’s internment camps. The study explores some of the unintended adverse outcomes of wartime detention of civilians from enemy nations. The findings suggest that transgenerational memory of war can endure as unresolved grief or hidden memory trauma over multiple generations.