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Title Oral History with Gertrude Beldman-Joldersma
Date 25 Jun 2001
Document Type Oral History (Audio)
Name Beldman-Joldersma, Gertrude
Interviewer Coleman, Amy
Date of Recording 25 Jun 2001
Duration 00:17:49
Reference 01.06.25GBJ
Library / Archive Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
Description Gertrude Beldman-Joldersma arrived from the Netherlands in 1950. She explains why she left Holland for Canada with her brothers, the process of readying the family for emigration, employment in Canada and the organisation of Dutch churches by American-Dutch missionaries.
Theme(s) Departures: Port Conditions and Organisation; Religion, Ethnic Identity and Community Relations
Country (from) Holland
Country (to) Canada
Places Aylmer, Ontario, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; The Hague, Holland
Ports Port Dover, Ontario, Canada
Nationality Dutch
Keywords farming, family, politics, church, religion, missionaries, languages, health and sickness, passport, agriculture, poverty, finance, disease, death, children, employment
Language English
Copyright Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21