Growing up as a Ukrainian-Canadian, Jerry Bayrak faced prejudice, but he also heard whispers that his family had dealt with even worse treatment when they first arrived in Canada. No one would tell him anything about those early days, and Jerry’s Mom would reveal only that she grew up in a small town called Spirit Lake, near Montreal. It wasn’t until Jerry began digging that he discovered that Spirit Lake was actually a World War I internment camp.

Now, with the help of Ancestors in the Attic, Jerry begins his search to discover the truth about Spirit Lake and about one of the darkest chapters in Canadian history.

Instructor/Host: Jeff Douglas
Video Language: English