About The Tailor Project
The Tailor Project tells the story of approximately 2,500 tailors and their families who immigrated to Canada between 1948 and 1949 through the Garment Workers Scheme after surviving the holocaust. The Garment Workers Scheme was the first time in history that Canada opened its doors to a large number of Jewish people. With employment and freedom, people were able to rebuild their lives after years of persecution and displacement.
Through storytelling, the Tailor Project weaves together their experiences and follows the lives of the second generation living in Canada today. Their lessons are invaluable.
The stories of the tailors and their families are the heart of this project. This section is dedicated to featuring the powerful stories of the Tailor Project and will span people recounting life in the D.P. camps to the lives of the second-generation in Canada today.