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Children of the Storm

Catalogue Number:  KUP001
Producer:  Jack Kuper
Producers:  Jack Kuper
Directors:  Kuper, Jack
Producing Agencies:  Kuper Productions Ltd
Subject:  Canadian History, Canadian World Studies, Documentary, History, Holocaust, Jewish Studies, Social Studies, World History
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2000
Running Time:  95:25

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This video centres on interviews with dozens of the 1100 Jewish refugee orphans who came to Canada under the postwar Canadian Jewish Congress War Orphans Project. Their stories describe survival of the Holocaust and the difficult transition to establish new lives in foster homes. Historian Irving Abella relates the sorry Canadian wartime record, including Ottawa’s rejection of 5000 Jewish refugee children, all of whom subsequently perished. These survivors reflect the endurance and determination that allowed them to succeed at last in a Canada that was slowly becoming an open and inclusive society. [Jewish Public Library, Montreal]

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