The Pacifist Who Went to War
This documentary is the story of two Mennonite brothers from Manitoba who were forced to make a decision in 1939, as Canada joined World War II.
The Enemy Within
This feature-length documentary looks at German POWs from the WWII who were housed in 25 camps across Canada. Filmmaker Eva Colmers follows her father's story - Theo Melzer - who spent three and a half years in a POW camp in Lethbridge, Alberta.
"While visiting her ancestral home in Austria, a young Canadian woman unearths an old photograph of her late grandfather dressed in full German military uniform and is struck with the devastating realization that her beloved “Opa” was a soldier in Hitler’s army.
War comes to Victoria
The Lusitania departed New York for Liverpool carrying munitions. On May 7, 1915, off Ireland, it was torpedoed and sank immediately. Among the 1,198 dead were many women and children, including entire families from Victoria, Vancouver, Nelson and other BC communities. The news came to Victoria on top of the reports about the first use of poison gas. Soldiers waiting to go overseas gathered in the bar of the former Kaiserhoff Hotel (Blanshard and Johnson Street). The riot began there.
British Columbia women’s history audio collection
In the spring semester 1989, Kathryn McPherson was instructor for Women Studies 202, “History of Women in Canada.” As part of the course work, McPherson assigned students to conduct a 2-3 hour interview with a British Columbia woman.
BC & Canada through Arriving Eyes
The “British Columbia and Canada through Arriving Eyes” research project conducted several interviews with German speaking immigrants from Germany & Austria, living in Canada.
German-Canadians in British Columbia collection
The collection consists of oral history interviews pertaining to the experiences of German-Canadians in British Columbia. The oral history stories are mostly old stories from 1870-upwards and took place between the two world wars.
Imbert Orchard fonds
The collection consists of oral history recording of German speaking immigrants who came to Canada from Germany and Switzerland.
At the Edge of Wilderness is a 52-minute installation about mining ghost towns in Southern British Columbia, Canada. Created by Hildegard Westerkamp, who was born on April 8, 1946, in Osnabrück, Germany. In 1968, she emigrated to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.