• [Diary of Paul Meyer]
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[Diary of Paul Meyer]

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Resource TypeDocuments
Date of Creation[after 1938]
GenreAlbums, Diaries & Scrapbooks
Extent & Medium1 diary : 16.5 x 13 cm
Scope & ContentItem is Paul Meyer’s diary covering the period from when Hitler came to power in 1933 until the author’s arrival in Canada in 1939. Once Paul was settled in Vancouver, he wrote the diary while referring to numerous notes taken at the time. Diary covers the difficulty of obtaining a visa to leave Germany and the bureaucratic hurdles imposed by the Nazis after his release from Dachau. The item is made of five signatures saddle-stitched to a dark blue, padded cover. There is a brass (?) lock on the item’s front and back cover. Tagebuch is printed in gold script on the diary’s front cover. The endpapers are flourished by an ornate pattern. The item’s backing material is constructed of red fabric. The text block is made of unlined paper and has gilded edges. Accompanying the item is the key to the diary, as well as a letter typewritten by Paul Meyer to the VHEC explaining the diary.
Caption, signatures and inscriptionsThe first page in the diary has Tagebuch/ von/ Paul Meyer (Diary of Paul Meyer) handwritten in black ink.
Physical Characteristics and Technical RequirementsThe cover and spine are slightly scratched, rubbed, and faded, resulting in discolouration.
Archival HistoryPrevious item number assigned by the VHEC: 1998.007.002