Call to Meeting, 17 July 2023

Topic: Utah Jewish Genealogical Society (UJGS) July 2023 Meeting
Time: Jul 17, 2023 07:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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Kathy Kirkpatrick, and, will talk about  Italian Concentration Camps in World War II. Handout at

The fifty-seven known locations of Concentration Camps run by Fascists in Italy, more or less in cooperation with the German Nazis, were usually smaller than the Camps we are familiar with in the rest of Europe. They also ran a range from one death camp to work camps to one camp recently described as the “anti-Auschwitz” camp because of the care given to Jewish prisoners there. The camp locations and stories are presented, with an emphasis on the positive experiences in this dark time in history. Photos of the camps and prisoners, stories of their experiences, and documentation are included in the presentation with guidance to the archives which contain the sources. 

Combining a background in history and genealogical research, Kathy Kirkpatrick offers clients professional genealogical research services and publications. Most family research is done at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, with annual (or more frequent) trips to do research in Italy, London, Paris, and other locations in Europe. She earned her B.A. in History from Humboldt State University at Arcata, California. Ms. Kirkpatrick is a past president of the Salt Lake Chapter (now part of the Utah Chapter) of the Association of Professional Genealogists. Currently, she serves as the president of the Utah Jewish Genealogical Society. This is the presentation she will make at the IAJGS Conference the end of this month.