• Canadians at Belsen

    We’d love to hear from anyone with details of any service personnel from Canada serving in UK units or within any Canadian units.  126 total views

  • RCAF – 440

    “My uncle and his “brothers”. RCAF – 440. He’s holding a stray puppy they adopted. Taken after they helped liberate the Belsen Bergen concentration camp.”  29 total views

  • King Whyte. CBS News Reporter

    My father enlisted in the Canadian Army during World War Two believing it was his duty. His father served in the RAF during WWI and his grandfather served in the British military.  131 total views

  • Jack Marcovitch

    Jack Marcovitch (1923-1994) was born in Montreal, Canada. He was the oldest child of Louis and Leah (Barmash) Marcovitch who were immigrants to Canada from Bucharest, Romania. In 1946, Jack married Sarah Berbrier and had three children, Donald, Gloria and Linda.  127 total views

  • Canadians at Belsen – RCAF 437 Squadron

    “Every picture has a story to tell” may be a cliché but it’s an apt description of the story that’s been revealed since I posted one of my father’s favourite Second World War photos on Facebook last fall. The photo, dated April 1945, shows seven young men — my father, Arnold Black, is standing far right — in their Royal Canadian Air Force uniforms posing proudly in front of their airplane.  117 total views

  • Liberation of Bergen Belsen

    Keith MacLellan (1SAS)

    Keith William MacLellan (1920-1998) was a modest, quiet man who didn’t like to draw attention to himself.  137 total views

  • Ted Smith – Canadian Pilot

    Ted Smith, 92, was a Canadian pilot during the Second World War who saw frequent combat. But it is a spring day in April 1945 that’s seared into his memory. He arrived at Bergen-Belsen, the Nazi concentration camp, two days after it was liberated. Here is his description of the horrific scene he encountered.  201 total views