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Carl Weiselberger [textual record]. 


[after 1939]

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

1.2 cm of textual records.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of short stories which record Weiselberger's experiences as an internee, include descriptions of fellow internees, accounts of work activities, recreation, meals and other aspects of the everyday life at the camps.

Textual records
90: Open
90: Open
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Biography / Administrative history

Carl Weiselberger, born in Vienna, Austria, became a journalist after graduating from the University of Vienna. He left Austria for London, England, in 1939 to escape from the National Socialists. Following the outbreak of war he was interned in England and deported to Canada, where he remained in internment camps in northern Quebec. Following his release in 1943, he took a position as translator with the Censorship Branch of the Department of National Defence. In 1946 he joined the Ottawa Citizen, where he became especially well-known for his articles on art and theatre.

Additional information

Received in 1974 from Dr. Herta Hartmannshenn of Victoria, B.C.

Subject heading

1. World War, 1939-1945
2. Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945
3. World War, 1939-1945 Prisoners and prisons, Canadian.
4. Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945 Prisonniers et prisons des Canadiens.


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