Fonds RC0505 - Harold Troper fonds

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Harold Troper fonds

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  • 1978-1981 (Creation)

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45 audio cassettes and 1 microfilm

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Harold Martin Troper (1942-) completed an MA in history from the University of Cincinnati in 1966 and a PhD in history from the University of Toronto in 1971. The author of several books, including The Ransomed of God: The Secret Rescue of the Jews of Syria (1999) and Old Wounds: Jews, Ukrainians and the Hunt for Nazi War Criminals in Canada (1988), he is a Professor in the Department of Theory and Policy Studies at OISE, University of Toronto. With Irving Abella, he co-authored None Is Too Many: Canada and the Jews of Europe, 1933-1948 (1982), the story of the Canadian government’s refusal to allow Jewish immigration from Europe during the Holocaust.

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The fonds consists of taped interviews conducted by Professors Troper and Abella in the conduct of their research for None is Too Many. Eight audio cassettes record Troper’s comments on archival documents located in New York and London. Also included is a microfilm reel from the Hebrew Immigration Aid Society archives.

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The fonds (49-2010) was acquired from Professor Troper on 16 June 2010.


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