This episode is devoted to two important days coming up very soon: the Remembrance Day (May 4th) and the Liberation Day (May 5th) of The Netherlands.
Barbara Arnold visits the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre which was having a very special exhibition: “Enemy Aliens”. Nina Krieger, Executive Director, tells us that this exhibition adresses a very little known part of Canadian history: In Canada, during World War II, Jewish refugees from Germany, have been interned together with other prisoners of war due to their German nationality. They have been considered “Enemy Aliens”. While showing us around, Nina tells about the project and the story of certain exhibits.
For her interview, this time, Barbara is having two special guests. Dr. Robert Krell, Prof. Emeritus of Psychiatry, survived World War II as a Jewish child hidden in Holland. Bert Norden, Veteran and Creative Video Editor, served in the Dutch army during the war. Both tell about the very different lives they experienced during the time of the war in Holland, and emphasize the meaning of memory and that history is there for the next generations to learn from.