Red Rock Book Signing: The Little Third Reich on Lake Superior
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 17 December at the Red Rock Public Library beginning at 6:30 pm.