Here is a sad time in history which may not be known by many people.
Subject: Official book launch “Prisoners of Prejudice – Ukr Internment – at Centre of Education Edtn Public Schools
Official book launch for “Prisoners of Prejudice” – Ukrainian Internment
October 5, 2011
On Friday, October 7 at 1 p.m., in the atrium at the Centre for Education, Edmonton Public Schools, in partnership with the Canadian First World War Internment Recognition Fund, will host the official book launch for Prisoners of Prejudice.
This book, initiated by the Descendants of Ukrainian Canadian Internee Victims Association (DUCIVA), is an account of the Ukrainian Canadian internment, which occurred from 1914 to 1920. It is meant to foster an understanding of the impact the internment had on Ukrainian families after they were classified as enemy aliens.
Edmonton Public Schools consultant Douglas Davis, who wrote the book, says, “This is a piece of Canadian history we rarely discuss and which few books are written about. Currently, internments are part of the Grade 11 Social Studies curriculum and the Ukrainian internment is one of the sections. However, up until now, there has been no existing student resource or teacher’s guide regarding the Ukrainian internment.”
Prisoners of Prejudice is being distributed to every high school in Alberta.