Martini, Wilfred

Wilfred Martini grew up in a little mining town in Germany called Hamm. He was 11 years old when the war started. He enrolled in the Hitler Youth Program and was drafted into the Artillery at 15 years old. He was then sent home for a year then drafted into the infantry. He fought Americans in the front line but was taken as a prisoner of War. He spent time in the POW camps and was sent home at 16 years old after the War was over. He came to Canada when he was 29 and has been here ever since.