Online talk on the Prison Ship Argenta

Republican Internment and the Prison Ship Argenta 1922

This online talk by author Denise Kleinrichert on ‘Republican Internment and the prison ship Argenta 1922’ took place on Wednesday 21 September. An important historical reflection, this book tells the story of prisoners aboard the ship and includes interviews with former internees and countless descendants of internees. Captives suffered malnourishment, disease, physical abuse, public abandonment, hunger strike and death. Some tried to escape and many emigrated. Tragedy and human rights issues remain which were explored during this event. The talk included a local focus on Fermanagh and Omagh histories and was followed by a facilitated Q & A session.

Denise Kleinrichert is a Professor at San Francisco State University.

This online lecture promoted mutual understanding and respect in the spirit of this year’s Good Relations Week motto of ‘Change Starts with Us’ and Council’s ‘Everybody Belongs‘ Campaign.

#GRW2022 #FODC #EverybodyBelongs



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