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Object ID

2019.2.116

Object Name

Correspondence

Date

5-27-1941

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Description

Folding letter/envelope combination. Red postal stamp in top right corner of the cover with lines printed on top of it. A circular ink stamp to the left of the postal stamp reads, "1941, may 31 Canada".

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Many Jewish refugees having fled Nazi Germany and Austria for England in the 1930’s were, with the growing fear of a German invasion of Britain on the horizon, deported to Canada as possible enemy aliens and confined to internment camps. The eight internment camps throughout Canada bore an alphabetical designation. Camp “N”, also known as “Sherbrooke” was found by the deportees to have particularly poor accommodation; however, the internees made the best of things and put together a rich cultural and educational life during the period of time they were interned. Letter written in English, with censor markings sent to New York.

Dimensions

13 1/4 x 6 1/8"

Keywords

Canada, Internment Camp "N", Alexander Nowak, Ottawa, Sherbrooke

Subcollection

1939-1941: Concentration:Ghettos, Einsatzgruppen (Mobile Killing Squads); WWII in Europe

Canadian Internment Camp

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