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Lieu de création

Québec (Province)

0.156 m of textual records originals & photocopies.

Portée et contenu

The fonds consists of a few letters, 1939-1943, received by Mr. Pfundt after he left Germany, as well as of Pfundt's four volume manuscript entitled "Faith and Utopia in the Twentieth Century", in which he examines a variety of historical events, provides his observations on different philosophical issues as well as comments on his own experiences as internee and refugee.

Documents textuels
90: Ouvert
90: Ouvert
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Biographie / Histoire administrative

Born in 1917 in Breslau, Germany, Bernhard Pfundt left his homeland for Scandinavia in 1939. He remained in Norway until April, 1940, when Germany invaded that country. He fled to Britain, where he was interned. In June 1940, he and other British internees were shipped to Canada. In Canada, he remained in internment until November 1943, when the internment camps were closed. He was sent back to Britain, where he worked as a bookkeeper. Becoming a British citizen in 1949, he returned to Canada in 1950. Interested in history, he read widely in the field and in the meantime worked at a variety of odd jobs, be this as taxi driver or any other. "Faith and Utopia in the Twentieth Century", an unpublished manuscript, which includes observations on his own experiences as emigré and internee, is the product of his historical research. Bernhard Pfundt passed away on April 22rd, 2007.

Information additionnelle

Originals received and photocopies prepared in 1988 from originals in the possession of Bernhard Pfundt of Hull, Quebec.

Versements complémentaires
No accruals expected.

Note sur le classement
The letters are arranged in chronological order and the manuscript by page and volume number.

Note sur la langue
Three letters are in German. The remaining material is in English.