Item 19.88-03 - Paul Meyer

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Paul Meyer

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CA JMABC A.1971.001-19.88-03

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  • November 8, 1988 (Creation)

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1 audio cassette: 52 minutes

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Oral history interview with Paul Meyer who was born in Germany in 1916, the same as his parents. Speaks of his experiences during the second world war, in the concentration camps, escaping the Holocaust and emigrating to Canada. Paul was arrested in 1938 on Kristallnacht, taken to Dachau concentration camp but able to pay fines. Classisifed as 'friendly enemy aliens' upon entry into Canada due to German citizenship and Canada declaring war with Germany, had to report to RCMP once a month for a number of years. Paul and his brother started pottery business in Vancouver while their mother worked for the Red Cross.

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Interview has summary but no transcript. Original audio cassette; digital copy also available (digitized July 18, 2011).

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Interviewer: Barbara Landauer

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