Documents relating to his internment at Ile aux Noix camp, also about his grant to Queen's University. Includes photocopies of the official diary of the Canadian camp commandant.
1939 copies - 2009.
History / Biographical
Alfred Bader was born April 28, 1924, in Vienna Austria. His father's family was of Czech Jewish descent, while his mother was a Catholic Hungarian aristocrat. Escaping Nazi persecution, he fled from Austria to England at age 14 in 1938 via the Kindertransport. He arrived in Canada as an interned refugee during WWII. Denied admission at McGill University, Alfred Bader went on to attend Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, where he studied engineering and chemistry before continuing his education at Harvard University. He later became a successful chemist, businessman, and art collector. (Compiled with some information from Wikipedia).
The documents were donated on Aug. 17, 2009 by Alfred BADER.