The Times of Israel: “The unknown story of Moroccan Holocaust survivors”
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The Times of Israel: “The unknown story of Moroccan Holocaust survivors”

Montreal – Montreal engineer Sam Edery has a special copper menorah at home, passed down to him from his grandfather, who was the jeweler in the court of King Mohammed V of Morocco during World War II. Edery says his grandfather made the menorah while the king was meeting with representatives from Vichy France and … Continue reading

The Times of Israel: “Canada’s oldest Jewish community welcomes new addition – a history museum”
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The Times of Israel: “Canada’s oldest Jewish community welcomes new addition – a history museum”

Montreal – Canada’s oldest Jewish community is commemorating its heritage with a newly-opened museum just outside Montreal’s historic Jewish Mile End neighborhood. Housed in a former Jewish garment factory, the small Museum of Jewish Montreal distinguishes itself from other Jewish museums in Canada by not focusing on the Holocaust but on local Jewish history. “One … Continue reading

The Times of Israel: “Palestinian asylum-seekers rush toward Canada’s open arms”
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The Times of Israel: “Palestinian asylum-seekers rush toward Canada’s open arms”

Montreal – In the spring of 2015, the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada in Toronto granted asylum to a 60-year-old widow from the Gaza Strip. The Palestinian woman stated before the judge that she was afraid to return to Gaza because her family, which had supported Fatah, was being harassed by the rival Hamas … Continue reading

Public Radio International: “Way more migrants are now sneaking across the US-Canada border”
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Public Radio International: “Way more migrants are now sneaking across the US-Canada border”

Canadian border officials are spotting a noteworthy trend: The number of people sneaking in from the United States and asking for asylum has gone way up. One popular route leads into Quebec. Families lug suitcases “over a little ditch,” as one resident described it, to avoid passport checkpoints. This past year, 1,222 people entered Quebec … Continue reading

Global Post: “When Adolf Hitler creeps into your home movies”
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Global Post: “When Adolf Hitler creeps into your home movies”

Ann Major recently decided to digitize her grandfather’s movies. That’s when she found a little surprise. One of the films happens to include footage of Adolf Hitler at a military parade. Her grandfather Ralph H. Major was an American doctor teaching medicine in Munich in the 1930s, when he captured the scene. “People were watching … Continue reading

Native Peoples  magazine: “Saving Indigenous Languages”
ARTICLES / Canada

Native Peoples magazine: “Saving Indigenous Languages”

Montreal — Like most Canadians, Elizabeth Pruszynski is multilingual. “I speak the colonial languages,” she says, “French, English and Spanish.” But now Pruszynski, 38, is learning a fourth language, and it’s not like the others: it’s Mohawk, one of the hundreds of tongues spoken in the region before Europeans arrived. “It’s a cultural interest because … Continue reading