CONTRIBUTORS TO VOLUMES/TOMES 4-5† (1996-1997)
Franklin Bialystok received his doctorate in History from York University in 1997. He has written on Holocaust and anti-racist Education, the post-war Canadian Jewish community, and Polish-Jewish relations. His forthcoming book, Delayed Impact: The Holocaust and the Canadian Jewish Community, 1945-1985, is due for publication in 2000.
Mervin Butovsky is Professor of English Literature (Ret.) at Concordia University. He has co-edited two volumes of studies on the history and culture of the Montreal Jewish community. As a member of the Academic Council of the Concordia University Chair in Canadian Jewish Studies, Professor Butovsky (in conjunction with Professor Kurt Jonassohn) has completed a project of collecting the unpublished memoirs of Canadian Holocaust survivors. At present a select number of these manuscripts are being prepared for publication.
Paula J. Draper is an historian and educator who has published widely on the topic of memory history, and Canada and the Holocaust. She is the Historical Consultant for the Toronto Holocaust Education and Memorial Centre, and was Lead Interviewer Trainer for the Shoah Foundation. Dr. Draper is presently researching the post-war experiences of Canadian Holocaust survivors.
Jean Gerber received her Master's degree in History from the University of British Columbia in 1989. As Associate Director of Canadian Jewish Congress Pacific Region she interviewed survivors for the Holocaust Documentation Project and directed and promoted Holocaust education in the public schools. She writes for the Canadian Jewish News.
David Goutor is completing his Ph.D. in History at the University of Toronto. His focus is on immigration and ethnicity in Canada. His thesis is on the approach of the Canadian labour movement toward immigration policy.
William B. Helmreich is Professor of Sociology and Judaic Studies at CUNY Graduate Center and City College of New York, and the author of several books including Against all Odds: Holocaust Survivors and the Successful Lives They Made in America (1992).
Kurt Jonassohn is Professor of Sociology (Ret.) at Concordia University and co-Director of the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies. A refugee from Germany, he emigrated in 1939. His experiences led him to the study of sociology and an interest in private memoirs. In addition to books, chapters, and papers, Prof. Jonassohnís most recent addition to the scholarly literature is (with Karin Solveig BjŲrnson) Genocide and Gross Human Rights Violations in Comparative Perspective (1998).
Richard Menkis is Associate Professor in the Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies at the University of British Columbia, is founding editor of Canadian Jewish Studies/…tudes juives canadiennes, and writes on the cultural history of Canadian Jews.
Morton Weinfeld is Professor of Sociology, and holder of the Chair in Canadian Ethnic Studies, at McGill University. He has recently published Who Speaks for Canada? with Desmond Morton (1998), and Ethnicity, Politics, and Public Policy with Harold Troper. (1999). He is currently working on a study of contemporary Canadian Jewish life.