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Second Story Press Fall 2020

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The Tailor Project
How 2,500 Holocaust Survivors Found a New Life in Canada
By (author): Andrea Knight By (author): Paula Draper By (author): Nicole Bryck Foreword by: Larry Enkin Introduction by: Harold Troper
9781772601442 Paperback, Trade, Adhesive bound English General Trade HISTORY / Canada / Post-Confederation Canada Oct 20, 2020
$29.95 CAD
Active 11 x 8.5 x 0.75 in | 730 gr 320 pages Original and historical photographs Second Story Press
Powerful stories of Jewish immigrants who found new hope after the Holocaust

The remarkable story of approximately 2,500 Jewish tailors and their families who immigrated to Canada between 1948 and 1949 through the Garment Workers’ Scheme in the aftermath of the Holocaust.

Andrea Knight has been working as a writer and editor for more than twenty-five years and was co-founder and co-publisher of the New Jewish Press. She lives in Toronto.

Paula J Draper Ph.D. is a historian and educator specializing in memory history who has been involved in a multitude of Holocaust-related projects. She lives in Toronto.

Nicole Bryck was the Social Program Manager at Impakt Labs, an organization that creates storytelling-based advocacy materials about social issues. She lives in Toronto.

- The Tailor Project began in 2017 when Larry Enkin, son of Max Enkin, had the idea to see a book published about the lives of the tailors and their children who came to Canada through the Garment Workers Scheme.
- Researchers interviewed nearly 100 tailors and their families.
- A thoroughly researched history of the Garment Workers Scheme through collected archive material.
- Key themes: the Holocaust, Immigration, Second Generation, Anti-Semitism
- Events with Jewish community
- Local and national media initiatives
- Print and online advertising campaigns
- Promotion at national and regional school, library and trade conferences

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