Prisoners during the war

Seven million people were imprisoned during the First World War. One hundred years later, the exhibition ‘7 Million’ focuses on their living conditions in the camps, the reality of their captivity, and the political issues they created for the states in conflict.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), partner of the exhibition, plays a major role in assisting prisoners. Prison Insider interviews Daniel Palmieri, historian at the ICRC.

No one was ready for this level of imprisonment

One of the ICRC’s current concerns is to ensure that the conditions of imprisonment are suitable