Italian military internees as forced laborers
Italian military internees were soldiers who were taken into German captivity from 1943 onwards. Italy had terminated its alliance with the German Reich, and the former allies were now considered "traitors.
The guided tour of the permanent exhibition "Between All Stools" sheds light on the historical background and shows the conditions under which the approximately 650,000 Italian military internees lived and worked in captivity. Their story is hardly known and yet still influences the relationship between Germany and Italy today.
(Program in German)
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