Winnipeg professor seeks historical gold on audiotape
A history professor at the University of Winnipeg is asking residents to search their basements and attics for hidden treasure.
But Prof. Alexander Freund, the chair in German-Canadian studies at the university, isn't looking for gold or jewels -- he's hoping to find tapes of interviews with refugees who came to Manitoba after the Second World War and during the Cold War.
Freund is leading a project to digitize and archive the history of refugees in the province.
"We're very convinced there are interviews out there," he said in an interview. "We don't know how many."...
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