Museum Talks: German POWs in WWII Canada: The Metcalfe Project

About this Event:

This event occurred on 5 November 2021.

We will be joined by Dr. Michael O'Hagan and local historian Jane Cooper.

Dr. Michael O'Hagan's talk will be a brief study of Canadian Internment Operations between 1939 and 1947. Using the Metcalfe Project as a case study, he will then explore how German POWs wound up in the Ottawa area and their experiences working on local farms.
 
Jane will be talking about German POW Fritz Dornseif who worked on Benson and Hilda Latimer’s farm in Metcalfe the summer of 1944.
 

About the Speakers:

Dr. Michael O'Hagan has a PhD in History from Western University with a specialization in German Prisoners of War in Canada during the Second World War.
 
Jane Cooper is an historian, researcher and writer. Undertaking government policy research by day, by night she escapes into the history of the early 20th century. Jane has worked on several well-known local history projects including some in partnership with the Osgoode Museum - Private Sully Goes to War, as well as A Historical Tour of Turn of the Century Metcalfe, just to name a few.
 
This talk is available on YouTube here!