Posted on July 5, 2009
When he was 14, Alfred Bader was sent out of Austria on a kindertransport. He ended up interned in Canada. By 1941, he had applied to Canadian universities. Toronto and McGill rejected him, having decided that they had enough Jews already. Queen’s, however, accepted the young man, who eventually completed degrees in history and chemistry. At the party in his honour Bader said he still appreciated what the university had done to help him get his start decades ago.