Concentration camp prisoners attending a Roman Catholic mass

Description

English

These Austro-Hungarian prisoners in an Italian concentration camp are attending a Roman Catholic mass. Concentration camps were used by Italy and by the Central Powers during World War One. After the defeat at Kobarid (Caporetto) in 1917, around 300,000 Italians were imprisoned in Austro-Hungarian and German camps. Their life was difficult, with barely enough food to survive.

Italian

Full title
Concentration camp prisoners attending a Roman Catholic mass
Published
1917
Format
Photograph
Held by
Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico
Usage terms
Public Domain