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December 2002 - Nr. 12


The Editor
Winter Air
Elizabeth Kuehn
Hier O.K. Berlin!
K-W and Beyond
Art Transcends...
Herwig Wandschneider
Never Forgotten
Dick reports...
Sybille reports
Ham Se det jehört?
Cultural Landsmarks...
To the Comic Book
Christkind Eröffnet...
Märklin's Model Trains
Familienfest Weihnachten
Not Just Fun
Begehbares Bild
Renewable Energy
Karneval Eröffnung
Airship Inventor
Loriot Begeistert
Peter Ustinov

Never Forgotten


Consul General Dr. Klaus RupprechtIn Kitchener WWII and the many needless victims of man’s inhumanity to man at any time are remembered annually at Woodland Cemetery.


Graves of over 100 German POWs and soldiersNext to the over 100 crosses where German prisoners of war found their last resting place representatives of the German-Canadian community in Ontario gather with representatives of various government levels, as well as representatives of many different Canadian Legions.

Provincial representation

For all the Danube Swabians

Carrying forward a tradition

Toni Bergmeier, DKK National, and Ernst Friedel, DKK Ontario

The ceremony is always very solemn and traditional with a very definite and unwavering format. After instructions given a member of the clergy will recount why we are there from a religious point of view. Then the Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany, this year Dr. Klaus Rupprecht, will say the appropriate words that reflect how much we want to believe that mankind has changed. He then will lay the first wreath, accompanied by representatives of the German Bundeswehr. Following this a long list of people will be called and place their wreaths under the big cross and the flags of the now friendly two nations.

The Concordia Choirs always participateAfter the wreath laying the Concordia Choirs under the direction of Alfred Kunz will sing and a small brass section plays the tattoo and "Ich hat einen Kameraden", this year a translated version.

"Ich hat einen Kameraden..."Many a tear is shed every year before the gathering breaks up, only for most people to meet again in one of the German clubs for a warming cup of coffee and home baked cake. This year the Alpine Club had a turn at hosting this part.

A ocean of wreaths and peopleIt is a certainty, that this event will exist for a long time and the victims of inhumanity will never be forgotten. SFR.



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