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Young Men's Christian Association of Canada

  • RC0566
  • Corporate body
  • 1851-

The first YMCA in Canada opened in Montreal in 1851. Canadian YMCA War Services started fifteen years later. During the First World War they offered recreational and educational opportunities. This included the partnership with Canadian universities, known as Khaki College/University, to provide education and job training to prepare troops for their return to civilian life.

Zurbrigg, Franklin Charles

  • RC0611
  • Person
  • 1917-1943

Franklin Charles Zurbrigg, born 1 June 1917, was from Exeter, Ontario. He served with the Royal Canadian Air Force, with the rank of Flight Sergeant, as a navigator and bomb aimer. He was killed on 13 January 1943 when his plane overshot the runway at Silloth aerodrome. He is buried in the Causewayhead Cemetery, Silloth, Cumbria, Scotland.

Zündel, Ernst

  • RC0254
  • Person
  • 1939-

Ernst Zundel, Holocaust denier, was born in Germany on 24 April 1939. At the age of fourteen he was apprenticed to a trade school. He had shown promise as an artist and was sent into a training program of a graphic arts institute. He moved to Canada in 1958 and was hired as an apprentice in commercial art at Simpsons in Toronto. He became a very prolific graphic artist. In 1959 Zundel met Adrien Arcand, leader of Canada's National Socialist Christian Party. Through him Zundel formed North American and European contacts. He ran for leadership of the Liberal Party in 1966. Beginning in the 1970s Zundel organized revisionist conferences, and began his mass mailing of revisionist books and pamphlets. In 1984 he was charged under Canada's Criminal Code for publishing hate literature which promoted social and racial charges. The trial was held in 1985 and he was found guilty.

de Maillé, Henri

  • RC0899
  • Person
  • 16?? - after 1715

Henri de Maillé, marquis de Carman, was a French nobleman who flourished in the late 17th century. In 1674 he married Marie Anne du Puy de Murinées; their only child, Donatien, was the maternal grandfather and namesake of Donatien Alphonse François — better known by his title, the Marquis de Sade.

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