Remember Them: Demeter George Eugene Mulnar

Part of an ongoing tribute to honour Canada's war veterans.

Demeter George Eugene MulnarPhoto: Veterans Voices of Canada

Veteran Profile: Demeter George Eugene Mulnar

Born on July 20,1922, in Szekesfehervar, Hungary, Demeter later served as a reservist with the South Alberta Light Horse Armoured Regiment.

“I had no idea what was happening. I walked into a room where there were tables surrounded by tables. I prepared my papers. Then reporters began to walk in, and then the German Generals came along.”

He enlisted on May 8, 1942, and saw active duty. As he was fluent in German, he was trained as an officer. On May 5, 1945, he acted as interpreter and sat with Canadian Lt-General Charles Foulkes and Maj-General Huntly Ketches. Across the table were German officers Col-General Blaskowitz and his Chief of Staff Paul Reichelt, who were surrendering all German fighting forces in Holland.

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Originally Published in Our Canada