ewmeyers at telus.net
Sun Apr 12 17:20:01 PDT 2015
Life couldn't have been too harsh for some of those German POWs because I
know some of them emigrated to Canada after the war. I know some of them
actually lived in the same lumber camp that we lived in as a
family. Because my Dad was able to speak German I recall at least one
visiting us in our home. His name was Curt Kaznar (spelling?). My Dad spent
many Sundays in the bunkhouse cutting their hair with hand clippers
until he couldn't squeeze them anymore. I was 5 or 6 years old. I remember
the shirts they wore had a big round red patch on the back.
Also I can't remember my Dad at any time ever talking about being ostracized
during the war because he was German or associated with German prisoners. He
did try to enlist but he had a medical problem.
Could we have internment camps in the future.? Perhaps.
From: Lloyd Friedrick
Sent: Sunday, April 12, 2015 9:14 AM
Subject: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Camps
My uncle was arrested as a German alien in 1942 and placed in a camp in
Kananskies, Alberta near Banff.
He referred to it as a concentration camp. Now, Canadians correct me that
there were no concentration camps in Canada and chastise me for using this
They tell me that these were internment camps. Is this simply the use of
“political correctnesees” in our language or is their really a distinction
in describing these camps ?
lloyd friedrick on Vancouver Island
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