Whitewater German Prisoner of War Camp

Riding Mountain National Park


We start Homewood from there to domineer did the prisoner cutter they turn around altered bottled it up out there and we go up there to the files and load it bring it in and bring it to the CN yard automotive if there was empty cars we automotive if there was empty cars we

I went into the office that make Kevin "

give you another older fella Josh was

his name we were going along good with him he was real good as I said saw this one day was up bring him in for a dinner the dog all I stopped at the guardhouse

had told him I asked I said I won't take it and he's told me to go ahead taking but make sure you bring him back so turn around and we brought it in went on load " or what drove over and parked by the " " back and wings there that you Jesus we " should take a bid for a beer brewery beer that was all grew easy so we went in there bought of the beer that tucked went back and taking men to the wings for dinner and those shiny - when they seen him committed all that red patches and stripes they were just a roll if you don't run the kitchen there they would get to go over there Chinese we got into dolphine and from daily work thomas product to the cat my first impression was point of spending money on

for that time that was this the top-of-the-line what they did over the outside should do it all but what the hell can you expect we have throw some fat the stove in the

middle time during the night we had a big dining room we had our own cooks as a matter of fact one of the cooks was the books on my wife's hometown in the contract no it was this cocktail was an

older guy there Eddie it's told in the afternoon already he had all wasted trying to find where he hide his whiskey at all this this what they didn't know was it there there was too much we were doing something bringing what we were

doing something dead here you open company brings bottle of yellow stuff do you this time quicken put it back acne

was that living expense and you can drink it that's me use a good tape I know somebody was completely quiet here

plus I sent the Canadian boy in their " rental business - he must have ordered a


a knife because there a lot of us went out there was wrong but what the heck

video all boys world--well one better they will use like me now get home you know what that was personally done

from Canadian gold because we had our

dance why I tell you me we had hot hat and now they were all ready to take that Campbell which I found stupid because

what the heck 20 miles of any four airplanes with my family who were training what would they have done to us put your modular and told them stupid idiot

on march 13 1944 max Neugebauer got hit by a tree while cutting wood in the Riding Mountain National Park as part of

his duties as a prisoner of war he was " brought to Dauphin where he died in the " General Hospital and on March 18 1944

this is where max was laid to rest in September of 1970 max nuga borrower's body was exhumed and moved to Kitchener " Ontario where all of the German " prisoners of war that died in World War two are all buried there they had to find a church that would that would bury "him and several of the local churches I " do believe refused to bury him however at the Roman Catholic Church he was buried at the Roman Catholic Church let's say you were a local driving by this street and and the funeral procession is coming out of the church and of course there's the flag the Nazi

flag draped over the casket I think would have been quite an interesting reaction I suppose we were the proud man of the Africa goal we came to this land we were prisoners taken to Cairo and harder seekers we boarded a ship Madagascar no cigarettes no whiskey not even bad jokes we prayed for no tomatoes from the German u-boats Mombasa to Durban rosada see You You


Documentary by: Christopher Paetkau

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Whitewater German Prisoner of War Camp by Christopher Paetkau. Riding Mountain Field Unit. As part of the celebrations to mark the 125th anniversary of national parks in Canada, 32 student video reporters worked in the 32 Parks Canada field units across the country. Students were tasked with producing a series of video reports on their experiences in our national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas.

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