In producing a site such as "The John and
Molly Pollock Holocaust Collection", many individuals and
institutions have contributed to make it possible.
Our credits begin with sincere thanks to John
and Molly Pollock. Without the generous donation
of their book collection on the Holocaust to Centennial
College, we would not have been able to create this website
and share the books and the history with others.
We also express gratitude for the work of the
late Jerry Goodis who, in his capacity as
Special Advisor to the President, was instrumental in working
with President Richard Johnston to bring
the Holocaust book collection from the donors to Centennial
To help guide the use of the collection, President
Richard Johnston invited Rabbi Gunther Plaut to
act as Honourary Chair of the John and Molly Pollock Holocaust
Collection Advisory Committee. Committee members include:
W. Gunther Plaut – Honourary
Johnston – Chair
Councillor Bas Balkissoon
Professor Gregory Baum
Judy Feld Carr
Dr. Avis Glaze
Dr. Donald Obonsawin
Arlene Perly Rae
John & Molly Pollock
The Honourable Bette Stephenson
We express our sincere appreciation for the
volunteer support that we received.
• Joseph Koenig, Member
of the John and Molly Pollock Holocaust Collection Advisory
Committee, was actively involved in various ways, contributing
content, providing commentaries, and preparing translations
from "Der Giftpilz" and selected articles from "Dresdner
• Len Rudner, Canadian Jewish Congress Ontario Region,
provided editorial suggestions.
• John and Molly Pollock donated their
time for a video interview included on the site.
• Vera Schiff donated her time for a video interview and
audio excerpt included on the site.
A project like this is a team effort. Many
individuals at Centennial College worked together to ensure
the successful completion of this project. Our thanks to
everyone who helped to make this possible, including:
• Kerstin Camenietzki,
Holocaust Collection Manager, who guided the development
of content for the site, facilitated access to the collection,
prepared the subject guide, and coordinated our efforts
• Wayne MacPhail, Web Co-ordinator, Marketing and Communications,
who provided technical leadership for the project
• Deborah McIvor, Web Development Assistant, Marketing
and Communications, who provided technical support for the project
• Jan Tallon, Library Operations Manager, Centennial College Libraries, who was responsible for administrative co-ordination
• Gladys Watson, Director, Centennial College Libraries,
who provided administrative leadership for the project.
Additional support was provided by: Robert
Baltovich, Katrina Hansen and Sandra Woodburne,
Web Design and Production Team:
We, the Web site design and production team,
would like to thank all the above individuals for their assistance
with this project, and for financial contribution from Canada's
Digital Collections Initiative, Industry Canada, which enabled
us to work on this project.
Our team is made up of five students from
The Centre for Creative Communications at Centennial College.
We completed this project, in part, as a requirement for
a course instructed by Marie-Jose Crete in the New Media
Merewyn Hines - Team Leader
Haruyo Asada - Designer, User Interface
Yvette Farkas - Information Architect,
User Interface Designer
Shahaff Idan - Audio, Video, and Scanning
Victor Stan - Primary Programmer
Our thanks to Wade Hemsworth,
writer for the site.
Collections Initiative, Industry Canada:
We express our appreciation to Canada's Digital
Collections Initiative, Industry Canada for financial support
for this project.