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Author Goldberg, Adara, 1983-
Title Holocaust survivors in Canada : exclusion, inclusion, transformation, 1947-1955 / Adara Goldberg.
Imprint Winnipeg, Manitoba : University of Manitoba Press, 2015.

Author Goldberg, Adara, 1983-
Series Studies in immigration and culture ; 14
Studies in immigration and culture ; 14.
Subject Jews -- Canada -- History -- 20th century.
Jews -- Cultural assimilation -- Canada -- History -- 20th century.
Jews, Canadian -- History -- 20th century.
Holocaust survivors -- Canada -- Biography.
Immigrants -- Canada -- Biography.
Canada -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 20th century.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "In the decade after the Second World War, 35,000 Jewish survivors of Nazi persecution and their dependants arrived in Canada. This was a watershed moment in Canadian Jewish history. The unprecedented scale of the relief effort required for the survivors, compounded by their unique social, psychological, and emotional needs challenged both the established Jewish community and resettlement agents alike. Adara Goldberg's Holocaust Survivors in Canada highlights the immigration, resettlement, and integration experience from the perspective of Holocaust survivors and those charged with helping them. The book explores the relationships between the survivors, Jewish social service organizations, and local Jewish communities; it considers how those relationships--strained by disparities in experience, language, culture, and worldview--both facilitated and impeded the ability of survivors to adapt to a new country. Researched in basement archives and as well as at Holocaust survivors' kitchen tables, Holocaust Survivors in Canada represents the first comprehensive analysis of the resettlement, integration, and acculturation experience of survivors in early postwar Canada. Goldberg reveals the challenges in responding to, and recovering from, genocide--not through the lens of lawmakers, but from the perspective of "new Canadians" themselves."-- Provided by publishers.
Contents Introduction -- A door, slightly agar -- "Ordinary survivors" -- The War Orphans Project -- "I remain ts reluctant child" -- Keeping the faith -- Moving forward : survivor shuls -- Abandoning tradition : atheism and converts -- The final movement : Israeli transmigrants and other "late arrivals" -- Mothers and misters : parenting, work, and gender -- Conclusion.
Note Text in English.
ISBN 9780887554964 (pdf)
9780887554940 (epub)
9780887557767 (paperback)
OCLC # 910775793
Additional Format Goldberg, Adara, 1983- Holocaust survivors in Canada.: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada : University of Manitoba Press, [2015] ©2015 Studies in immigration and culture Studies in immigration and culture ; (CaOONL)20159034981 (OCoLC)908991007

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