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Amherst Internment Camp

Amherst intermment camp


Amherst Internment Camp was an internment camp that existed from 1914 to 1919. It was the largest internment camp in Canada during World War I (maximum of 853 prisoners). The camp operated right in the middle of town.

The most famous prisoner at the camp was Leon Trotsky. Russian revolutionary was incarcerated there for one month after he was arrested in Halifax, Nova Scotia in April 1917.

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