The tailor project : how 2,500 Holocaust survivors found a new life in Canada

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The tailor project : how 2,500 Holocaust survivors found a new life in Canada
Call No: 971.004924 T133 2020 (in processing)

Call Number971.004924 T133 2020 (in processing)
Dates[2020]; ©2020
Statement of ResponsibilityAndrea Knight, Paula Draper, and Nicole Bryck ; introduction by Harold Troper.
Creators & ContributorsKnight, Andrea (author)
Draper, Paula (author)
Bryck, Nicole (author)
Troper, Harold Martin (contributor)
Enkin, Larry (contributor)
Summary"Even after the Holocaust, Jews were not welcome in Canada. The Tailor Project is the story of a historic program that aimed to circumvent the government's restrictive policies and give more than 2,500 refugees, mostly Jewish tailors and their families displaced by the Holocaust, a chance at a new life. Between 1948 and 1949, Canada opened its doors for the first time in decades to the immigration of a large number of Jewish  people, offering employment and freedom through the Garment Workers Scheme. The Tailor Project recounts the origins of the program, conceived and funded by garment manufacturers, unions, and the Canadian Jewish community. Their representatives travelled to Europe's Displaced Persons Camps to find those most in need. And it unites the experiences of those refugees—compelling stories of finding a haven in a new country after surviving years of persecution—to form a moving portrait of strength, survival, and triumph." —Back cover
  • Authors' Acknowledgements
  • Introduction / Harold Troper
  • Postwar Canada
  • Max Enkin
  • The Bulk Labour Schemes
  • The Displaced Persons Camps
  • Sam Posluns
  • Irving Leibgott
  • Through the Eye of a Needle
  • Mendel Bekier
  • The Garment Workers Bulk Labour Program
  • Bernard Shane
  • Judy Cohen
  • Ella Birnbaum and Max Greenholtz
  • The Selection Team
  • David Solomon
  • Samuel Herbst
  • Needles and Thread
  • Mendel Good
  • Faye Kieffer
  • Yudel Najman
  • Welcome to Canada
  • Matthew Ram
  • Settling In
  • Montreal
  • Ernest Gross
  • Toronto
  • Charles Goldfinger
  • Harry Goldfarb
  • Louis Tabachnick
  • East and West
  • Chaim Applebaum
  • The Passage into New Lives
  • Conclusion
  • Morris Dublin
  • Afterword / Larry Enkin
  • Endnotes
  • Photo Credits
  • About the Authors
Physical Description 243 pages : illustrations ; 22 x 28 cm
Carrier Typevolume
PublisherToronto : Second Story Press
NotesIncludes bibliographical references
RecognitionGifted in 2021 by Shannon LaBelle & Kevin Forbes
Location in CollectionNew Library Items