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Description found in Archives

Otto Thierbach fonds [textual record, graphic material]. 



Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

11 p. of textual records (.4 cm).
13 photographs b&w.
12 prints postcards, 11 col. 98 x 149.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of correspondence between O. Thierbach, Fredericton Internment Camp, and friends and relations, 1940-1943. Also included are an identification card,, 1939, issued to Mrs. O. Thierbach, Montreal; 1 photocopy of a receipt, 1920, issued to Otto Thierbach, when he joined the "Kommandantur-Kiel". Fonds also contains photographs and postcards. 13 photographs, ca. 1940-ca. 1945, depict activities of internees at internment camp, Fredericton, New Brunswick. 12 postcards, 1939-1943, predominant ca. 1941, reproduce drawings by internees of the Fredericton Internment Camp, depicting life in the Canadian Internment camps during the Second World War, and were printed by the War Prisoner's Aid, Y.M.C.A..

Graphic (photo)
90: Open
Textual records
90: Open
90: Open
Graphic (art)
90: Open
PC-15 Item no. assigned by LAC 7
96: Restrictions vary
Archival reference no.
Former archival reference no.

Terms of use

Photographs: No donor restrictions. Copyright: expired. Credit: Name of photographer / National Archives of Canada / Copy negative no.
Postcards: No restrictions. Copyright: Expired. Crown copyright on reproductions. Credit: National Archives of Canada.

Biography / Administrative history

Otto Thierbach, stonemason, emigrated from Germany to Canada in 1928 and settled in Montreal, where he worked as a stonemason. During the 1930s he joined the "Deutsche Bund" and worked as "Bund" organizer for eastern Canada until 1939, when he was interned at the Fredericton Internment Camp until 1945.

Additional information

Received in 1975 from Otto Thierbach of Montreal, Que. One document was photocopied and returned.

Availability of other formats note
Photographs: Copy negatives available: PA-104564 to PA-104575.
Postcards: Copy negatives available: C-085176 to C-085178.

Location of originals note
Original: 1 photocopy of receipt, 1920: Otto Thierbach of Montreal, Que.

Dates of creation note
Receipt, 1920, photocopied in 1975.

Subject heading

1. Thierbach, Otto, , 1897-
2. Prisoners of war Germany
3. Prisoners of war Canada
4. World War, 1939-1945 Prisoners and prisons, Canadian.
5. Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945 Prisonniers et prisons des Canadiens.
6. Prisonniers de guerre Allemagne
7. Prisonniers de guerre Canada
8. World War, 1939-1945
9. Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945


Other system control no.

Related control no.

1. 1976-006 PIC
2. 1976-019 NPC