"German concentration camps": Bilder in Australien aufgetaucht

Österreicher und Deutsche in Australien in Internierungslagern: DAS wußten wir bisher nicht.... Nun sind Fotos aufgetaucht, die die Insassen zeigen, fotografiert zwischen 1915 und 1919 vom baierischen Fotografen Paul Dubotzki.
Quelle: artdaily.org
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Paul Dubotzki in his barrack in Trial Bay, 1916 - 1918. Photo: Dubotzki Collection, Germany.

Recently discovered photographs of Australia’s little known internment camps operating during WWI, reveal how the internees created an extraordinary life behind the barbed wire.

The photographs, of remarkable artistic quality, show groups of civilian detainees whose only crime was to be of German or Austrian descent. Taken by interned photographer Paul Dubotzki between 1915 and 1919, the photographs reveal how the 7,000 internees built for themselves a thriving working economy and cultural life that included all sorts of businesses and trades including newspapers, cafes, clubs, sporting events and elaborate theatre productions. (...) These so-called “German concentration camps” led to the destruction of the German Australian community, the largest non-British ethnic community in Australia before the war.

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The Enemy at Home - Geschichte deutscher Gefangener in Australien während des ersten Weltkrieges

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