A Realization of Typhus in the Holocaust. The Challenges faced by Victims of the Disease and Three Tales of Survival.

For my internship at the Ekstien library, I have been responsible for compressing oral histories for the microsite “In their own Words”. When analyzing the oral testimonies, I have focused on camp conditions and the survival strategies of the prisoners. While many remember the Holocaust for the deadly and sadistic methods the Nazis used in murdering, I was surprised at the deadly impact that disease had on the inmates. For many survivors, one difficult challenge in the camps was surviving typhoid fever and survivors developed strategies to overcome the various challenges associated with having the disease. The internship has helped me appreciate the high sanitation standards that I have grown up with.
By: Matthew Halsall 
Posted: October 30th, 2018 

Why Heritage Preservation Is Way More Important Than You Thought


By Kristina Djogovic-Morgan, posted 25 October 2015

For the City of Mississauga, “Leading Today for Tomorrow” starts with remembering what happened yesterday…and for a few very good reasons!

Upon first hearing the phrase, heritage preservation may sound more like the study of the chemicals used to keep the collection of canned soup at Grandma’s in an edible state, or at least a boring course you dodged in university. As it turns out, however, the planned preservation of our historical and cultural resources is actually hugely important for urban planners and residents alike.

Here are the top 5 reasons why the City of Mississauga continues to work with its residents to preserve our local heritage:

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