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WWII Internment Camps

Resources for ENG 112 projects related to civilian internment during World War II.

What is in this guide?

Use the resources in this guide to find information about various Allied internment campus during World War II. If you need help, ask a librarian!

Poland, Auschwitz Camp

Make sure that the sources you use in your projects are about internment during the Second World War (World War II).
The dates for World War II are 1939-1945.

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Summon Search

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Summon Search Examples:

You can copy and paste any of these searches into the Summon search box to get started. If you need help, ask a librarian!

  • Japanese American internment AND relocation AND "World War II"
  • Japanese Canadian internment AND "World War II"
  • German AND civilian AND internment
  • "World War II" AND internment
  • "World War II" AND internment AND civilian AND prisoners
  • "World War II" AND "enemy aliens"
  • (Britain OR "United Kingdom") AND "enemy aliens" AND "World War II"
  • ("World War II" OR "World War, 1939-1945") AND internment
  • ("World War II" OR "World War, 1939-1945") AND (internment OR detainees OR "enemy aliens")


Search Tips:

Use quotation marks to search for an exact phrase: 

  • "enemy aliens"  
  • "World War II"

Use AND to search for sources that include ALL of the terms or phrases in the search: 

  • "Word War II" AND internment

Use OR to search for synonyms. Results will include either term or phrase, but not necessarily both:

  • "World War II" OR "World War, 1939-1945"

Use a combination of the above search tips. Put OR phrases in parentheses to set them apart:

  • ("World War II" OR "World War, 1939-1945") AND "enemy aliens"  

Off-Campus Access

Paw: Indicates that a password is needed to access the resource from off campus.The username and password to access databases from off campus are similar to what you use to access the PCC portal (myPittCC) and Moodle. The only difference is that you DO NOT include the last part of your email address ( in the username. Generic logins are available to community residents with PCC library cards, and others who are enrolled in or are affiliated with PCC programs and continuing education courses. Have questions? Ask us!