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A Nazi in Cochrane, ON

STORY BY: Claude de Blois
YEAR: 1989

Claude tells us how his father was injured on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day in WW2, inspiring a life-long fear of Germany in his son. He then conquered that fear on a visit to Berlin at the height of Glasnost in 1989. An amazing conversation occurred in a cafe with a former Nazi soldier who had been sent to a prisoner of war camp in Cochrane, Ontario - the small town where Claude had grown up! Thanks for sharing, Claude.

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