Book Launch: The Little Third Reich on Lake Superior

Event Date: 
Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm EDT
Event Location: 
Nipigon-Red Rock District High School
Event Fee: 
Free. Everyone is welcome.
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. Michel S. Beaulieu
Event Contact Phone: 
(807) 343-8341
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Written by the late Ernest Zimmermann and completed and edited by alumni and faculty Michel S. Beaulieu and David Ratz, The Little Third Reich explores the eighteen months during the Second World War that the Canadian military interned 1,145 prisoners of war in Red Rock, Ontario (about 100 kilometres northeast of Thunder Bay). Camp R interned friend and foe alike: Nazis, anti-Nazis, Jews, soldiers, merchant seamen, and refugees whom Britain feared might comprise Hitler’s rumoured “fifth column” of alien enemies residing within the Commonwealth. For the first time and in riveting detail, the conditions in one of Canada’s forgotten POW camps is illuminated.

The book launch and presentation will be held on 20 September at the Nipigon-Red Rock District High School starting at 1 pm. A presentation will be made at 3 pm.