NEWS & LINKS
[Kitchener, Ontario, Canada]
GERMAN WAR GRAVES COMMISSION
[Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge – VDK]
Founded in 1919, the VDK is a humanitarian organization responsible for the care and registration of German war dead in foreign countries. The VDK also advises relatives of war grave care, supervises public and private grave sites, supports international cooperation and fosters public interest in the final resting-places of war-dead. There are currently over 4.5 million German war dead registered at the VDK website.
DAVID J. CARTER
David Carter is the author of POW – Behind Canadian Barbed Wire, an exhaustive account of the prisoner of war camps that existed in Canada during both World Wars. The highly recommended book details escape attempts, murders, trials, and the executions that took place in those camps. Mr. Carter has graciously allowed us to use some of his photos, and we strongly urge anyone interested in this subject to purchase the fantastic book through his website.
FIND A GRAVE
A search engine for finding grave locations world-wide. The exhaustive Find A Grave database is a valuable resource for locating German POWs who were buried outside of Canada.
A Canadian, German language newspaper, which often includes coverage of the annual Volkstrauertag (national day of mourning) Ceremony that is held at the German War Graves Section at Woodland Cemetery.
German language newspaper that claims to be the voice of German, Austrian, and Swiss communities in Canada. Inexplicably, the company doesn’t appear to have a website. Contact info:
87 Judge Rd.
Etobicoke, M8Z 5B3
LIBRARY and ARCHIVES CANADA
The Canadian government’s national Military Archive database and associated resources.
The national archive of the German government, which includes military records and other resources.
GERMAN-CANADIAN REMEMBRANCE SOCIETY
A non-profit organization consisting of Canadian citizens of German descent who document, maintain, and represent the achievements and legacy of German immigrants in Canada.