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Sophia Berezowsky

French teacher, Chair of Modern and Classical languages at Upper Canada college

French teacher, Chair of Modern and Classical languages at Upper Canada college
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What It Was Like to Be a Student in Montreal During the Massacre

Twenty-five years ago I was a student at the Université de Montreal. It was December 6, 1989, and it was a cold, frigid Montreal day. At about 4 o'clock in the afternoon, I finished my last class before the mid-year exams. Normally I'd go to the library, study and head over to the main cafeteria, the one in the Polytechnique, for a bite to eat. But I didn't go to the library, and I didn't go to the cafeteria. I decided to go straight home. I had a big assignment to submit the next day and was determined to get it done. The next morning, the news of the murders shattered my orderly world.
12/06/2014 12:34 EST