Deme­ter Ge­orge Eu­gene Mul­nar

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

“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.”

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