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Musings From A Practicum Student

Musings From A Practicum Student

Hello blog readers! My name is Alexandra Stermer, and I have been working at the Archives of the Jewish Public Library since January as the professional component of my Master of Library and Information Science at McGill University. I was lucky enough to be selected for a position at the JPL-A, working on the Bronfman Jewish Canadiana Collection. This is a special collection which was created in the 1960s and has grown to contain hundreds of thousands of ephemeral documents from the 19th century to [...]



From the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre

From the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre

Mauer Zarkower Family Correspondence, by Cornelia Strickler The Mauer and Zarkower family correspondence is a collection of letters and postcards written between 1939 and 1948 by members of three Polish families, who were all related by marriage. When I was first asked to sort those letters, two questions came to my mind: first, are these personal letters really interesting historically and second, how will I sort them when I don’t understand the slightest word of Polish? Soon, my questions were answered.  The file contained translations [...]