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War and political changes also contributed to the destruction of indigenous ways, livelihoods, and physical existence. France and Great Britain, the largest colonial powers in the world, began to clash openly in 1754 over several areas of control, including North America. Two years later, they declared war, and each recruited First Nations to fight on their side. In 1763, at the end of what the British called the Seven Years’ War (known as the War of Conquest in French Canada), the Treaty of Paris ceded most of the French territories in North America to Great Britain.
When the European powers set their sights on North America, some three hundred years after the so-called discovery of the continent (which for them was the “New World”), it became a location for French and British settlements. The process of assuming control of someone else’s territory and applying one’s own systems of law, government, and religion is called colonization. Indeed, prior to the 1800s, settling the land was not the first priority.
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A Daily Express story from November 11, 1938, that reports on the events of Kristallnacht in Berlin.
Pogrom goes on till night
LOOTING MOBS DEFY GOEBBELS
Entries from the diary of Dawid Rubinowicz from late 1941 in which he describes the fear he and his family felt during the Nazi occupation of his town.
November 1 
Entry from the diary of Dawid Rubinowicz from February 12, 1942, in which he describes an encounter with Nazi propaganda.
February 12, 
After the 1812 war with the United States ended with no significant border changes, the British Canadians established themselves as the dominant power in the region and began to plan a process of nation building. And by the second half of the nineteenth century, they were ready to do away with the political and cultural independent existence of indigenous nations. In 1876, the British North America Act united three British colonies into the first four provinces of the Dominion of Canada, establishing Canada as a federation of provinces, a dominion under the British Crown.
Entries from the diary of an anonymous girl from 1942 that mention deportations from the Łódź ghetto.
Many of the diary entries of the Anonymous Girl mention deportations.
Friday, February 24 [actually February 27], 1942
Entry from the diary of an anonymous boy from August 3, 1944, in which he reflects on his impending deportation from the Łódź ghetto.
3/8 1944 [in English]
Entry from the diary of an anonymous girl from March 11, 1942, in which she describes the hunger and starvation she faced in the Łódź ghetto.
Wednesday, March 11, 1942