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MONIGO was a prison camp opened during World War II aimed at civilian prisoners (mostly Slovenes and Croats). It was located in Monigo, a suburb of the town of Treviso . The camp was active between 1942 and 1943. The total number of inmates is not certain, but is estimated in the thousands, 3,000 or 30,000 according to the Vatican. Housed inside a barracks, the camp went into operation in July 1942.

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* 1 Life at the camp * 2 Termination * 3 See also * 4 References

LIFE AT THE CAMP

All inmates were given three blankets, a spoon, a tin and a bit of straw upon arrival. Bunk beds were placed on each wall, where inmates slept in pairs. In addition to the two small rooms for the bathrooms and the canteen, a seventh cabin served as a kitchen and hosted the command. Torture and humiliation abounded. For example, Lieutenant Colonel Alfredo Anceschi was said to tie a woman to a pole in the middle of the camp's grounds upon each new set of arrivals. "Offenders" were put in solitary confinement and shaved. Prisoners were fed with a cup of tea in the morning and later with a loaf of bread. At lunch prisoners were given rice and during the late afternoon, a slice of cheese.