Turning 100 ‘nothing big’ for this Toronto man

Posted on March 7, 2021

John Carson, then known as Hans Walfried, was evacuated from Berlin to England as part of the Kindertransport. Carson, at 17, was technically too old for the Kindertransport, so his age was recorded as 15. His name was changed and he left Germany on Dec. 1, 1938. After the war, Carson got married and worked in England as a town planner. He moved with his family to Toronto in 1959 and worked for the city as a planner.

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