Nocra prison camp

The Nocra prison camp was an Italian prison camp established on the island of Nocra, off the coast of Massawa, in Italian colony of Eritrea, that was used to intern political prisoners.

Years after the official end of the Second Italo-Abyssinian War, the Italian authorities sent Ethiopian intellectuals with their families there.[1] It was dismantled in 1941 after British forces occupied the island after the Battle of Keren.[2]

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  1. ^ Michael R. Ebner. Geoff Simons. Ordinary Violence in Mussolini's Italy. New York, New York, USA: Cambridge University Press, 2011. P. 261.
  2. ^ Anthony D'Avray. Lords of the Red Sea:The History of a Red Sea Society from the Sixteenth to the Nineteenth Centuries. Otto Harrassowitz Verlag, 1996. P. 222.