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1 microfilm reel negative and positive.

Portée et contenu

Fonds consists of a microfilmed autobiographical account, prepared in 1948, in which Oskar Demuth describes his experiences as an internee in Kananaskis, Alta., and Fredericton, N.B. This material is located on microfilm reel M-7495.

Documents textuels: microformes
Bobine de microfilm M-7495
90: Ouvert
Documents textuels: microformes
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Bobine de microfilm
90: Ouvert
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Biographie / Histoire administrative

Oskar Demuth, businessman and World War II internee, was born in 1884 in Berlin, Germany, and immigrated to Canada in 1913. After an unsuccessful attempt at homesteading, he settled in Winnipeg, Man. where in 1920, he opened a small tobacco shop. Among other things, he sold German language newspapers and operated a lending library in German books. Active in the local German community, in particular a sports club with National Socialist sympathies, he was interned immediately after war broke out in September 1939. After a brief stay in Kananaskis, Alta., he was transferred to a camp near Frederiction, N.B., where he remained for the duration of the war. After the war, he opened a small shop which sold used books as well as German toys, German language cards and other goods of interest to new arrivals from his old homeland.

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Note sur l'emplacement des originaux
The originals are held by the Historical Society of Mecklenburg, Upper Canada.


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


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