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The Montreal Shtetl
February 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Book launch of and dramatic readings from The Montreal Shtetl: Making Home After the Holocaust by Zelda Abramson and John Lynch.
The Montreal Shtetl presents a portrait of the daily struggles of Holocaust survivors who settled in Montreal, where they encountered difficulties with work, language, culture, health care, and a Jewish community that was not always welcoming to survivors.
By reflecting on how institutional supports, gender, and community relationships shaped the survivors’ settlement experiences, Abramson and Lynch show the relevance of these stories to current state policies on refugee immigration.