The internment camps in Libya

Giordana Terracina


The list of the internment camps in Buerat el Hsun and Zuetina, created in Libya by Mussolini in
September 1940 with a Decree issued following Italy’s entry into the war, is presented. As one can deduct from the
names, the inmates were foreign Jews (mostly French and British), considered dangerous or suspected due to their
“enemy” citizenship. Other information is listed next to the internment date, such as their arrest by the Italian authorities
and their escape after the arrival of the British Army.


Internment camps; Jews; Libya; Fascism; Buerat el Hsun; Zuetina.

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