• Ernest P. testimony 2010
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Ernest P. testimony 2010

Holocaust Testimony

GenreTestimonies
Object IDEP1004_01_VD
Date of Recording03 April 2010

InterviewerRosenbluth, Vera
IntervieweePoser, Ernest G.
Duration2h 1m 0.0s
LanguageEnglish
SynopsisErnest P. was born in Vienna in 1921. His family moved to Leipzig, Germany. He recalls antisemitic incidents in school. He describes his father’s decision to leave for England. He describes attending a military boarding school. He recalls his classification as an enemy alien. He explains the process of internment in early 1940. He describes travelling by ship with other internees and German POWs. He recalls arriving at the camp in Monteith. He describes education in the camp. He describes observance of Yom Kippur. Ernest was transferred to Camp N outside of Sherbrooke. He recalls interactions with the guards. He describes the condition of the camp and work duties. He recalls the camp money system. He discusses the option to return to England or stay in Canada. He describes his release in 1941 and going to Montreal. He recalls incidents of antisemitism. Ernest discusses national identity. 
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Funding NoteCataloguing and digitization of this testimony was supported by funding from the Government of Canada.