Camps of Transit, Sites of Memory. European Perspectives in the Twentieth Century (Peter Lang, 2023)


Camps of transit assume relevance in certain contexts and in relation to specific events of the contemporary age: from genocide to voluntary or forced migration, from camps for prisoners of war to the management of refugees in conflicts or catastrophes. This volume investigates the relationship between camps and places of transit from three main perspectives: the history; the relationship between such spaces, whose architectural characterization is fragile and difficult to recognize, and the great memorial and symbolic relevance of them; and, finally, the concepts of transit and camp, and changes in the meaning of such places and the memorial and educational practices related to them.