Category Archives: Names of PoW

Names of the individual German prisoners of war. This is an open list, added to as names come to light.


Picture frame made by a German PoW Heinrich PANZ or PENNS

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This carved wooden photo frame has identifying information carved and written right on it, and there is a typed label as well. Carved on the front: 1939 – 1940; Kananaskis; Seebe Alberta; Camp Written on the back: Heinrich Panz; Waldheim, … Continue reading


A Medicine Hat PoW Journal from 1944, pages 1-6

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Hello, this is Jill Browne posting after a long absence. As you may know already, I am not an expert in German Prisoners of War in Canada, but I have a lot of relevant photos. Most of these are from … Continue reading

Otto ELLMAURER, Internee 380

Internee 380  Otto J. ELLMAURER was an Auslander, a German national living in Canada with a strong liking of the Canadian way of life.
R.J. Henderson

STEINHILPER, escape attempts from Bowmanville

An item that appeared in a list: “Steinhilper” PoW Card, written to his father from Bowmanville,  before his 5th (unsuccessful) escape attempt.

Reported by R.J. Henderson

Kurt BLASS (PoW)

Kurt BLASS was from the U-31, commanded by Kapt. Ltn. Wilfried PRELLBERG (originally published here as PRELLBERT), sunk 19 OCT 1940 by the destroyer HMS ANTELOPE northwest of Ireland.
CORRECTION: Thanks to Hans Mair for advising that the surname we originally had as PRELLBERT should be PRELLBERG.
From the Henderson Homefront Collection & Archives