Edgar L. was born August 9, 1920 in Vienna, Austria. He describes his parents, family life, and early education. He recalls discussions about politics and the impact it had on their Jewish family. He describes Nazi troops taking over his school and witnessing violent acts. He describes his attempts to leave Austria and immigrate to Scotland for school. Edgar describes being searched by a Nazi offer at the airport and the trip by airplane to the United Kingdom via Holland. He describes his university life in Edinburgh. He explains how his parents were able to leave Austria for England. He describes being taken to the police station and held at a collection camp Huyton until transfer to the Isle of Man.
He describes the trip to Canada on the S.S. Sobieski. Edgar describes arriving in Quebec City and interactions with German POWs. He describes arriving at Camp B and the unfinished conditions. He recalls the work assigned to the internees. He describes setting up a school and teaching fellow internees. Edgar describes the entertainment and activities at the camp. He describes internment at Camp 42 in Sherbrooke, Quebec. He whether he believes antisemitism was a part of internment. He describes interactions between different groups of internees and daily life. Edgar discusses his Canadian identity and life after internment.