Queen's Quarterly

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Kanada at Auschwitz

W. George Lovell

Spring 2020 - How to Measure Smell


Positioning herself beside a display of photographs, Anna told us about the warehouse groups Kanada I and Kanada II, so-named by prisoners whose job it was to stock them and safeguard their contents, which were later shipped all over the Third Reich.

“Why Kanada?” I wondered.



W. George Lovell, FRSC, is Professor of Geography at Queen’s University. A previous version of “Kanada at Auschwitz” appeared in the Canadian Jewish News on May 2, 2019, Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Memorial Day.