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Title Oral History with H. Peter Oberlander
Date 23 May 2008
Document Type Oral History (Audio)
Name Oberlander, H Peter
Interviewer Schwinghamer, Steven
Date of Recording 23 May 2008
Duration 00:09:35
Reference 08.05.23PO
Library / Archive Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
Description Austrian Jewish migrant H. Peter Oberlander arrived from Austria via the United Kingdom in 1940. He relates his ordeal of forced migration from Great Britain to Canada and the journey conditions alongside German prisoners of war. He explains how they were arrested without warning, taken to Glasgow and shipped across to Canada under miserable conditions.
Theme(s) Displaced Persons and Refugees; Journey Conditions
Country (from) Austria; Great Britain
Country (to) Canada
Places Canterbury, England
Ports Glasgow, Scotland
Nationality Austrian; German
Ships Soberski
Keywords fifth columnist, forced migration, child migration, prisoner, discrimination, anti-semitism, Second World War, food, soldier, education, espionage
Language English
Copyright Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21