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History Post-confederation (1867-)

The Tailor Project

How 2,500 Holocaust Survivors Found a New Life in Canada

by (author) Andrea Knight, Paula Draper & Nicole Bryck

foreword by Larry Enkin

introduction by Harold Troper

Second Story Press
Initial publish date
Oct 2020
Post-Confederation (1867-), Jewish, Holocaust
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    Publish Date
    Oct 2020
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The remarkable story of approximately 2,500 Jewish tailors and their families who immigrated to Canada between 1948 and 1949 through the Garment Workers’ Scheme in the aftermath of the Holocaust.

About the authors

Andrea Knight has been working as a writer and editor for more than twenty-five years and was co-founder and co-publisher of the New Jewish Press. She lives in Toronto.


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Paula J Draper Ph.D. is a historian and educator specializing in memory history who has been involved in a multitude of Holocaust-related projects. She lives in Toronto.



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Nicole Bryck is the Social Program Manager at Impakt Labs, an organization that creates storytelling-based advocacy materials about social issues. She lives in Toronto.


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Harold Troper is professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. The co-author of None is Too Many: Canada and the Jews (with Irving Abella), his most recent book is The Defining Decade: Identity, Politics, and the Canadian Jewish Community in the 1960s.

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