Oskar Demuth fonds [textual record (microform)].

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    Fonds / Collection
    MG30-C199, R1764-0-2-E.
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    Textual material
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    • Oskar Demuth fonds
      Oskar Demuth fonds
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    1 microfilm reel negative and positive.
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    Scope and content:
    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.
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    Biography/Administrative history:
    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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    Location of originals note:
    The originals are held by the Historical Society of Mecklenburg, Upper Canada.
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