In 1916, Joseph Seidelman enlisted in the Canadian Army. Just eighteen years old, Joseph felt compelled to contribute to the war effort in Europe. While training and fighting, Seidelman regularly sent letters to his family back home in Vancouver, particularly his sister Rachel. Eighty-seven of these letters were donated recently to the BC Jewish Community Archives and earlier this year a selection of them were incorporated into an online exhibit, Letters Home.
Join us for a special evening as Joseph’s nephew, Perry Seidelman joins JMABC Archivist Alysa Routtenberg in a conversation about the legacy of this material and this exhibit.