Since the summer of 2015, members of the Waterloo Centre for German Studies have been working on a book tentatively titled The Germans of Waterloo Region. The first round of editing is almost complete, and the second drafts are starting to come in.
The book is based on interviews conducted between August 2013 and March 2015 with immigrants from German-speaking Europe and/or their children. Participants ranged in age from 28 to 94.
So far, the project has cost $67,500. Donors from the community contributed $20,000 to that amount. Of the total cost, 92% has gone to paying students who interviewed participants, and transcribed, proofread, and coded the interviews, as well as those who undertook other research and editorial responsibilities for both the project and the book.
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