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Canada: Identities of Unnamed Dead at Huronia Regional Centre Emerge

Posted by admin on Sep 26, 2013

Maurice Middlestadt and Lena Potts arrived at the Hospital for the Feeble-Minded in Orillia within days of each other in January 1919. Nearly three years later they both died, just a month apart. Their bodies were laid in a graveyard of tombstones marked by numbers instead of names.

The fates of these two children — Maurice was 8 when he died, Lena was 15 — remain entwined by the bureaucracy that conspired to keep their names secret.

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