St. Anne's and City Shul co-sponsor the presentation by author Carolyne Van Der Meer: Motherlode: A Mosaic of Dutch Wartime Experience is based on interviews with the author's mother and other Dutch Canadians, interviews with and letters from Canadian Jewish war veterans and information provided by individuals with direct or indirect experience of the Dutch Resistance. The author will share her insights on discovering onderduik (going into/being in hiding) and the work her family did to help Jewish families in the Netherlands during the occupation. She will also talk about how writing Motherlode encouraged new ways of looking at relations between Christian and Jewish communities in the Netherlands during the Second World War.
Carolyne Van Der Meer is a journalist, public relations professional, and university lecturer. She has undergraduate and graduate degrees in English literature from University of Ottawa and Concordia University respectively, and has a Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing from the Humber School for Writers. She has published journalistic articles, essays, short stories and poems in publications in Canada and internationally.
The event will take place at City Shul at the Wolfond Centre, 36 Harbord Street, Toronto. Telephone: 647-799-3557.
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