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Le camp d’internés 1914-1919

Dieser Internet-Auftritt verfolgt das Ziel, möglichst viele Informationen über das Internierungslager auf der Ile Longue zusammenzustellen, damit Historiker und Nachkommen der Internierten sich ein Bild von den Realitäten dieses bisher wenig bekannten Lagers machen können - nicht zuletzt auch, um die bedeutenden kulturellen Leistungen der Lagerinsassen zu würdigen.

Le but de ce site est de prendre contact avec les familles des prisonniers allemands, autrichiens, hongrois, ottomans, alsaciens-lorrains... qui ont été internés, pendant la Première Guerre mondiale, dans le camp de l’Ile Longue (Finistère).

The Italian liner “Principessa Mafalda”
Article published on 5 June 2015

by Gérard

It is a Dark destiny, both for this ship, and for the eponymous Italian princess, one sinking in 1927, making 314 victims, the other, dying in 1944 in the concentration camp of Buchenwald.

The steam liner "Principessa Mafalda", flying the Italian flag, bears the name of one of the girls of the Italian king Victor-Emmanuel III. In 1925, Mafalda marries the German nobleman Philip of Hesse-Cassel, a leading member of the Nazi Party. The couple falls into disgrace with Hitler at the fall of Mussolini. Mafalda is interned into the concentration camp of Buchenwald where she dies on August 27th, 1944, victim of a bombing by the Allies.

The liner enters into service in 1909. In 1914 she travels between Genes and New York. She is repeatedly inspected by the French navy in 1915. Approximately fifteen prisoners of Ile Longue, either passengers or crew members were arrested on board.

Departing from Genoa on October 11th, 1927, with 1259 people on board, she navigates off the Brazilian coast, when on the 25th, one of its propellers breaks, creating an important leak. The ship sinks five hours later. The wreck costs the life of 314 persons.