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HERSHMAN, Harry - Ukrainian War Orphans collection.

Three orphans who came to Canada with Harry Hershman, 1921.

Date Range 1921-1923.
Description Level Fonds
Collection HERSHMAN, Harry - Ukrainian War Orphans collection.
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Fonds No. P0087
Physical Description 0.3 metres of textual records. - 61 photographs. - 61 other fixed images.
History/Biographical Also known to Montreal Jews as the founder of the city's first Jewish library, Harry Hershman, as the representative of the People's Relief Committee, was a prominent member of the Jewish War Orphans Committee of Canada. This group, headed by Lillian Freiman, settled 150 Ukrainian war orphans in Canadian homes in 1921. Hershman participated in planning the campaign, worked in the Polish Ukraine to bring over the children, and followed up on their adjustment after their arrival.
Scope & Content Contains personal case files on 128 of the orphans. Each file includes adoption and personal information forms, and often has New Years cards and postcards. Many also contain reports and correspondence from the children or by others concerning their placement and health and welfare. Some of the files have photos of the orphans.
Notes P84/4.The case files are semi-restricted.CJC chronological files. Group photo in PC 1, also Dr. J. Leavitt collection group photos and interview tape (1990) See also H. Hershman personalia file.Many of the glass negatives of the photos are damaged.
Repository Canadian Jewish Congress Charities Committee National Archives

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