Italian Government Orders Internment of Foreign Citizens of Enemy States

The Italian government issues the decree "Regulations for the Treatment of Interned Nationals of Enemy States" ordering the internment of foreign citizens of enemy nations. Several thousand Jews are included in this group and placed in the camps — but only foreign-born Jews, not Italian Jews.

Unlike similar decrees in Nazi Germany, the Italian government makes it clear that internees are to be treated humanely:

"The internees are to be treated humanely and protected against offense and force."

For the most part this is adhered to, even with Jewish internees.

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