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Paul Heller

Oral history interview with Paul Heller who was born in Poland in 1911. His father side comes from Poland whereas his mother's family originates from Lithuania. Paul discusses his involvement in Poland's forestry and later estate management, the rise of Hitler, Poland being attacked in 1939 and the lengths involved to escape Poland, retrieve his mother and emigrate to Canada. Paul married Edwina in 1936.

Edwina Heller

Oral history interview with Edwina Heller who was born in 1914 in Warsaw. She taught music for a number of years at the University of British Columbia.

Postcard - April 18, 1917

Postcard from Private Edward Joseph Seidelman, dated April 18, 1917. (Assumed sent from France) to Rachel Seidelman of Vancouver. There are sentences already printed on the back of the postcard and some of these sentences have been crossed out. It looks as if this type of postcard was created by the military for soldiers to quickly communicate their current situation to loved ones when there was not a lot of time to write letters of their own.

Letter - May 7, 1917

Letter from Private Edward Joseph Seidelman, dated May 7, 1917. Sent from "Some other place in France this time" to Rachel Seidelman of Vancouver. Private Seidelman reports that he is a hospital recovering from shrapnel wounds to his right leg. He also mentions the murder of Chief of Police, McLennan, presumably of Vancouver.

Letter - May 22, 1917

Letter from Private Edward Joseph Seidelman, dated May 22, 1917. Sent from "Somewhere in France" to Rachel Seidelman of Vancouver. In the letter, Private Seidelman talks about how he could not rejoin his battalion yet as another shrapnel piece was found remaining in his leg, and had to be taken out by a doctor. The shrapnel piece was found with the aid of an X-ray scan.

Letter - May 24, 1917

Letter from Private Edward Joseph Seidelman, dated May 24, 1917. Sent from "An hospital 'somewhere in France'" to Rachel Seidelman of Vancouver. Private Seidelman mentions the English papers saying that conscription is going to be adopted in Canada. He also shares his disapproval of the idea of his younger brother, Harry, trying to enlist for the war, especially lying about his age to do so.

Letter - May 30, 1917

Letter from Private Edward Joseph Seidelman, dated May 30, 1917. Sent from "Same hospital in France" to Rachel Seidelman of Vancouver. In the letter, Private Seidelman mentions that the hospital that he is currently in is not a Canadian one, but an Imperial one.

Letter - June 10, 1917

Letter from Private Edward Joseph Seidelman, dated June 10, 1917. Sent from "Somewhere in France" to Rachel Seidelman of Vancouver.

Letter - July 7, 1917

Letter from Private Edward Joseph Seidelman, dated July 7, 1917. (Assumed sent from France) to Rachel Seidelman of Vancouver.

Letter - July 8, 1917

Letter from Private Edward Joseph Seidelman, dated July 8, 1917. Sent from "Somewhere in France" to Rachel Seidelman of Vancouver. In the letter, Private Seidelman talks about his participation in the Canadian advance on Vimy Ridge that took place in April. He also adds the detail, regarding the incident when he wounded his right leg, that the incident occurred at around 11 o'clock on the night of May 5.

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