Posts Tagged ‘ Poland ’

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 [...]



Lea and Fred

By Catherine In the correspondence of the Lea Roback Fonds, one will find letters between Roback and Fred Rose, a union organizer and Canada’s only communist Member of Parliament (under the Labour Progressive Party).  Rose was charged and convicted of communicating official secrets to the Soviet Union.  The accusation of these charges stemmed from Igor Gouzenko, a cipher clerk who launched the “Gouzenko Affair” in 1945 by defecting to Canada with documents of Soviet espionage activities.  After being released from prison, Fred Rose was ultimately [...]