What’s in a Name? The Name Change of Berlin to Kitchener

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Berlin Ontario, Kitchener Ontario, Lord Herbert Kitchener, historic city name changes, controversial places, World War I in Canada, Anti-German sentiment


The goal of this project is to outline the rich and diverse background and history of Kitchener, Ontario. We will delve into the controversy around the name change from Berlin to Kitchener; and analyze the cultural effects that decision carries. Our group will utilize Timeline JS to create a visual representation of the history of Kitchener; and allow the audience to gain a better grasp on the speed and development of the city.

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Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences (FHASS)

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