By Adara Goldberg
Adara Goldberg’s Holocaust Survivors in Canada highlights the immigration, resettlement, and integration adventure from the viewpoint of Holocaust survivors and people charged with supporting them. The booklet explores the relationships among the survivors, Jewish social provider corporations, and native Jewish groups; it considers how these relationships—strained by way of disparities in event, language, tradition, and worldview—both facilitated and impeded the facility of survivors to conform to a brand new country.
Researched in basement documents and in addition to at Holocaust survivors’ kitchen tables, Holocaust Survivors in Canada represents the 1st accomplished research of the resettlement, integration, and acculturation event of survivors in early postwar Canada. Goldberg finds the demanding situations in responding to, and convalescing from, genocide—not throughout the lens of lawmakers, yet from the point of view of “new Canadians” themselves.
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