Record Number : 88060 of 13452

Title : Open hearts, closed doors : the war orphans project

Description :
The website "Open Hearts / Closed Doors: The War Orphans Project" is an excellent online exhibition published by Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre and is part of the Virtual Museum of Canada. Open Hearts, Closed Doors looks at the history of the 1,200 orphaned Jewish children who emigrated to Canada as part of the War Orphans Project. The site uses a range of digitised primary source materials to illustrate the experiences of the children who survived the Holocaust, including diaries, photographs, documents, leaflets and newspaper articles. It can be explored through biographies, themes and learning resources. The site traces the history of many of the children from before the Second World War, through the holocaust, liberation and refugee camps, to their arrival in Canada. The learning resources section provides PDF files of the main content of the site for downloading and classroom use.


Uncontrolled Keywords : Holocaust studies; WWII; antiSemitism; Jewish children; orphans; orphanages; camps; immigration; Canadian immigrants; European Jews

Controlled Keywords : Canada; Virtual Museum of Canada

Language : fra; eng;

Period : 1939 - 1945; 20th Century (1946 - 1999)

Geographic Name : North America

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