The Movie is Here in Thunder Bay. Don't Miss it.

The Movie is Here  in Thunder Bay. Don't Miss it.
Indian Horse, the movie based on the book by Richard Wagamese

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Long awaited book

The Little Third Reich on Lake Superior: A History of Canadian Internment Camp R
Dr. Michel Beaulieu and Lt.-Col David Ratz will launch a new book by the late Dr. Ernest Zimmermann about the POW camp at Red Rock, Ontario.

Place : Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Time: 7:30 p.m

I have waited a long long time for this book. Several years ago, I head Professor Zimmerman speak at the historical society on his research about Camp R, The POW camp at Red Rock. His descriptions of the camp and the life within it were extremely interesting. Zimmerman had discovered many aspects about POW life that were unfamiliar to me. For example,a Red Rock man present described how, as a boy, he delivered newspapers to the inmates.  Unfortunately Dr. Zimmerman died before the book was quite ready to be published. And now here it is. 

During World War II, Thunder Bay was surrounded by prison camps of various kinds. There were camps for POW's, for Japanese internees, for conscientious objectors as well as lumber  camps where POW's joined the work force. A large camp took over Current River Park on Cumberland Street. I believe this was a transit camp. 

See you at the launch. Joan Baril

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