Concentration camp prisoners attending a Roman Catholic mass

Description

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.

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