Thursday, 10 July 2008

POW Exhibit opening photos


Practicum student Jill Browne commented recently on her blog For You, The War is Over - Museum Exhibit: The Opening Went Well. The opening was held on May 12, so it is high time that some accompanying photos were posted!

The two included here are of former German POW Alfred Weiss, who settled in Canada after the war ended [above, being introduced to Erica Foley [left] by exhibit Project Coordinator Wendy Aitkens [centre]. Mrs. Foley loaned artifacts to the exhibit - her father was also a former German POW. A number of Weiss's belongings are included in the exhibit, including the duffel bag he was issued for his return to Germany.

Canadian Veteran Ernie Bagstad [below left, with his wife, and City of Lethbridge Alderman Shaun Ward] was imprisoned in Germany during WWII. His uniform is included in the exhibit.

Additional photos are located on www.flickr.com/photos/galtmuseum.

We hope you have a chance to visit soon!

Cheers,

Anine