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The Secret Army - Interview transcripts with David Siddursky

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn71673
Collection
David Jay Bercuson Fonds
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
1004; 5.2; 00244
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
David Jay Bercuson Fonds
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1966-1983]
Fonds No.
1004
Series No.
5.2
File No.
00244
Storage Location
4-2B
Container 3
Language
English
Notes
Interview transcripts for David Bercuson's 1983 book The Secret Army. Restricted access.
Subjects
Bercuson, David Jay
Mahal (Organization)
Zionism - Canada
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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The Secret Army - Interview transcripts with David Rome

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn71676
Collection
David Jay Bercuson Fonds
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
1004; 5.2; 00247
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
David Jay Bercuson Fonds
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1966-1983]
Fonds No.
1004
Series No.
5.2
File No.
00247
Storage Location
4-2B
Container 3
Language
English
Notes
Interview transcripts for David Bercuson's 1983 book The Secret Army. Restricted access.
Subjects
Bercuson, David Jay
Mahal (Organization)
Zionism - Canada
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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The Secret Army - Taped interview with David Nemetz, April 13, 1979

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Collection
David Jay Bercuson Fonds
Description Level
File
Material Format
sound recording
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (90 min.)
Fonds No.
1004; 5.2; 00334
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
David Jay Bercuson Fonds
Description Level
File
Material Format
sound recording
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (90 min.)
Date
[ca. 1979]
Fonds No.
1004
Series No.
5.2
File No.
00334
Storage Location
4-2D
Container 2
Language
English
Notes
Taped interview with subject for David Bercuson's 1983 book The Secret Army.
Subjects
Bercuson, David Jay
Mahal (Organization)
Zionism - Canada
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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David A. Golden fonds

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Collection
David A. Golden fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records, 1 newspaper clipping
Fonds No.
I0047
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of: A newspaper clipping: Brown, Dave. (2012, September 12). Telesat's success due to its Golden start. The Ottawa Citizen, p. B1, cont. B2.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
David A. Golden fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records, 1 newspaper clipping
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of: A newspaper clipping: Brown, Dave. (2012, September 12). Telesat's success due to its Golden start. The Ottawa Citizen, p. B1, cont. B2.
Date
2012
Fonds No.
I0047
Storage Location
vault
History Biographical
David A. Golden (b.1920 in Winnipeg, Manitoba) lived much of his life in Ottawa and died in Victoria, British Columbia, on July 20 2012, at the age of 92. He was a lawyer and the first president of Telesat - a company which has been a leader in satellite communications since the birth of the industry. In 1972, the first Canadian satellite, Anik A1, was launched and became the first commercially operated domestic satellite in geostationary orbit. David Golden was the first person to make a telephone call from Ottawa to the far North - an area of the nation previously not serviceable by the microwave towers used by telephone companies up to that time. In 1980, Golden became chairman of the board of Telesat. At the beginning of World War II, Golden was planning to move to England as a Rhodes Scholar, but he instead joined the Canadian Army and spent much of the war as a prisoner of the Japanese. Postwar, he returned to Ottawa, joined the public service, and three years later was named the deputy minister of Defense Production. He left this post shortly after the controversial cancellation of the Avro Arrow project. He became chair of the Parliamentary Centre for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, and served as chairman of the board for Carleton University and in 1969 began his career in satellite development. Golden was made an Officer of the Order of Canada, and received honorary doctorates from Carleton University and the University of Manitoba. He was the guest of honor at the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa in 2010, and received the John H. Chapman Award from the Canadian Space Program for his contributions to that field.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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David Slover fonds

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Collection
David Slover fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 box
Fonds No.
I0050
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of 2 albums of theatre programs and reviews, news clippings, scripts for plays, and separate theatre programs.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
David Slover fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 box
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of 2 albums of theatre programs and reviews, news clippings, scripts for plays, and separate theatre programs.
Date
1926 - 1958
Fonds No.
I0050
Physical Condition
Two albums restored by Wanda McWilliams, 2001.
History Biographical
David Slover arrived in Ottawa from Montreal in 1922 as a young man. He was born on January 22, l897, Suchawa, Austria. At the age of 12 in 1908 he immigrated to Montreal. He had received his early dramatic training in Montreal under the guidance of B. Z. Goldberg. He moved to Ottawa because of an uncle living in Ottawa. He organized the Ottawa Jewish Literary and Dramatic Society which presented regular dramatic performances. He also acted as the dramatic director of Ottawa Young Judaea between 1924 and 1934. In 1935 he assisted with the first Jewish Drama Festival in Canada and directed the Ottawa production entitled “His children” which won second place. Also in 1935 he became the director of the Jewish Theatre Guild (Ottawa Jewish Theatre Guild). He consistently endeavoured to raise the cultural level of those interested in drama. By 1937, he had directed forty-nine plays. For many years David Slover was the motivating force behind Jewish dramatic productions in this city and was well known to the theatre going public at large. He was a member of the Ottawa Drama League. He starred in numerous plays and also directed and produced a great number. The last play of the Jewish Theatre Guild was “The world of Sholom Aleichem”, produced and directed by David Slover in the Jewish Community Centre in 1956 and his son Norman assisted with the lighting. He also played the role of Mendele, the bookseller. David Slover was in business in Ottawa, operating the Mannequin Dress Shop on Bank Street. At one time he had two shops on Bank Street. Later he expanded with Morley’s on Elgin, one on Wellington and eventually one in Hull. He was helped by his wife and eventually his son Morley joined the family business. He married Belle Flesher of Ottawa in 1936 and they and had three children, Norman (married Sandra Levine), Morley and Beverley.
Notes
1. Early history taken from December 7, 8, 1937 program of The Jewish Theatre Guild in “Kibitzer” and December 5, 6, 1938 program of the Jewish Theatre Guild in “Room Service”. 2. Personal information obtained from Norman Slover, April, 2006. He mentioned that Mrs. Dora Green, Lorne Green’s mother was part of a theatrical group and also that Lorne Green was a regular performer of small theatricals produced on Sundays. 3. John Holzman recalls that down town businessmen met at the old bus terminal, Albert Street for lunch each day, April, 2006. 4. The uncle was Frank Slover’s father.
Related Material
Related material in Young Judaea Ottawa fonds, Jewish Stage Players fonds, Jewish People’s School Ottawa fonds = Jeoash Folk Shule Ottawa fonds, Jewish Theatre Guild +Ottawa Jewish Theatre Guild
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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David Appotive fonds

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Collection
David Appotive fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
sound recording
graphic material
Physical Description
2 sound recordings, 5 photographs : b&w
Fonds No.
I0048
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of Discharge Certificate, November 14, 1945; a photograph of soldiers in an informal group, oral history audio cassette of David interviewed by Sylvia Kershman, June, 2001 and Appotive Family History presented September 23, 2004.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
David Appotive fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
sound recording
graphic material
Physical Description
2 sound recordings, 5 photographs : b&w
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of Discharge Certificate, November 14, 1945; a photograph of soldiers in an informal group, oral history audio cassette of David interviewed by Sylvia Kershman, June, 2001 and Appotive Family History presented September 23, 2004.
Date
1945 and 2003
Fonds No.
I0048
History Biographical
David Appotive (b. February 17, 1917 - d. December 30, 2009) was born in Zhitomir, Russia. He was the son of Abraham and Sarah (Viner) Appotive. The Appotive family; including sons David, Rudy, Joe and Ben, immigrated to Canada and arrived in Montreal around December 24, 1925 where they initially stayed with Viner relatives. Ottawa was their chosen destination as Sarah’s mother, Gittel Viner, lived here. David and his brothers attended York Street School and continued their education at the High School of Commerce. After high school, David apprenticed as a bookkeeper with Martin Levinson, Chartered Accountant. After working for S&S Auto Parts (Saslove & Stone) he enlisted in the Canadian armed forces and in the summer of 1942 was sent overseas along with brothers Rudy and Joe. David was assigned to the Royal Canadian Engineers. “They built bridges for the Canadian, British and American armies. They were bombed, shelled and lived through terrible times, especially in Holland”. He returned safely to civilian life in Ottawa and engaged in several business ventures. Before deployment in 1942, David married Edith Feldblum. They had four surviving children, Gloria, Sharon, Jeffrey and Donna and another that passed away. The Appotive Family attended Machzikei Hadas Synagogue.
Notes
1. Quotation taken from audio cassette transcript.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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David Epstein fonds

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Collection
David Epstein fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
textual records, 29 B&W photographs, 1 oil painting
Fonds No.
I0049
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of programs from the David and Rachel Epstein Foundation Scholarships (February 13, 1996, February 16, 1998 and March 7, 2000); Certificates (including the Justice of the Peace, August 1931 and November 1935, and The Board of Trade of the City of Ottawa, March 23, 1933 - see 1-1008-0…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
David Epstein fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
textual records, 29 B&W photographs, 1 oil painting
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of programs from the David and Rachel Epstein Foundation Scholarships (February 13, 1996, February 16, 1998 and March 7, 2000); Certificates (including the Justice of the Peace, August 1931 and November 1935, and The Board of Trade of the City of Ottawa, March 23, 1933 - see 1-1008-01/02/03); Certificates from the JNF Tree Fund; Miscellaneous business records; A letter from Mayor Charlotte Whitten (November 29, 1954); A condolence book; A Jewish New Years card; Book of Ethics (in Yiddish); Last will and testament; Various newspaper clippings; Folder of textual records of his brother Soloman Epstein (including death certificate (d. 20 September 1953); Passports and application for non-immigrant visa - October 15, 1945; 2000/2001 graduate calendar from Carleton University; A scrapbook with newspaper clippings (1919-1957), 28 B&W photographs, a framed oil painting of David Epstein done in 1935 on masonite by artist Miriam [last name unknown]; A pin.
Date
1919 - 1998
Fonds No.
I0049
Conservation
Newspaper clipping entitled Loyal welcome voiced by member Jewish Community, May 16, 1939, was removed from a frame.
History Biographical
David Epstein was born in Keltz, Poland in 1884; one of seven children. He was married at the age of 20 to Rachel with whom he immigrated to Canada for both a better life and as a way to help his family financially. In Ottawa, David worked as a tailor’s apprentice. He soon opened his own tailor shop where Prime Minister Sir Wilfred Laurier was a regular customer. His business grew and became successful as the Prime Minister encouraged the Privy Counselors to have Mr. Epstein look after their repairs and to order their suits from him. His success allowed him to invest in Ottawa real estate. He would purchase small houses and sell them at a reasonable profit. Those small profits increased and his many dealings made him an affluent person. David traveled extensively. By 1931, he had visited every American State, Cuba, and Mexico, and every Canadian Province. He spent winters in Florida each year. David was elected by the Ottawa City Council as a member of the Court of Revision relating to assessment appeals and was appointed Justice of the Peace for the County of Carleton by the Provincial Government. He was at one point considered for a seat in the Senate of Canada. David Epstein did not recieve formal schooling which motivated him to ensure that others were provided with the opportunity for continued study. Upon David’s death, on July 16, 1968, his will provided for the establishment of the David and Rachel Epstein Foundation, devoted to the Jewish charitable, religious and educational organizations, and also for Carleton University. The Epstein’s generosity is commemorated by a plaque in the Soloway Jewish Community Centre and by the annual award of the Epstein Scholarships at Carleton University.
Acquisition Source
Earl Maser
Notes
1. Biographical information was obtained from a speech given by Hy Maser and from a program for the David and Rachel Epstein Foundation Scholarships.
Related Material
Jewish Community Council of Ottawa fonds, Standing Committees, David and Rachel Epstein Foundation.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Ariel Bension Fonds

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Collection
Ariel Bension Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
0.78m textual material
Fonds No.
1003
Scope and Content
Consists of manuscripts, published essays, criticisms, travel accounts and correspondence (including two letters from Albert Einstein). Also includes .13m of material by Ida Seigler; manuscripts and correspondence.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Ariel Bension Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
0.78m textual material
Scope and Content
Consists of manuscripts, published essays, criticisms, travel accounts and correspondence (including two letters from Albert Einstein). Also includes .13m of material by Ida Seigler; manuscripts and correspondence.
Fonds No.
1003
Storage Location
JPL
Creator
Bension, Ariel
History Biographical
A descendant of an illustrious Sephardic family, Dr. Bension was a brilliant scholar both in religious and secular studies. An active Zionist, he travelled all over the world on behalf of Keren Hayesod. He wrote numerous articles on Arab-Jewish relations, on poetic and philosophical topics and on mysticism. His work on the "The Zohar in Moslem and Christian Spain" was acclaimed by Jews and non-Jews alike. Dr. Bension married Ida Seigler, a Montrealer, in 1925.
Name Access
Bension, Ariel
Bension, Ida
Subjects
Mysticism - Judaism
Zohar - History and criticism
Bension, Ariel, 1887-1932
Bension, Ida
Zionism - History - 20th century
Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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KIRSHENBAUM, Rabbi David.

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Collection
KIRSHENBAUM, Rabbi David.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.04 metres of textual records.
Fonds No.
P0104
Scope and Content
Correspondence in English and Yiddish about religion, Zionism, politics. Biographical press clippings. Pamphlets and published articles on religion and Zionism. Polish passport 1923.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
KIRSHENBAUM, Rabbi David.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.04 metres of textual records.
Scope and Content
Correspondence in English and Yiddish about religion, Zionism, politics. Biographical press clippings. Pamphlets and published articles on religion and Zionism. Polish passport 1923.
Date
1940-1978.
Fonds No.
P0104
History Biographical
Born in Poland in 1902, Rabbi David Kirshenbaum was a religious and community leader in London, Ontario. He was also a Zionist author and frequent contributor to the Anglo-Jewish press in Canada.
Notes
English and Yiddish.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
Images
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David Jay Bercuson Fonds

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn71341
Collection
David Jay Bercuson Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
sound recording
Physical Description
3.3 m of textual records + 85 audio-cassettes + 5 magnetic audio reels
Fonds No.
1004
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
David Jay Bercuson Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
sound recording
Physical Description
3.3 m of textual records + 85 audio-cassettes + 5 magnetic audio reels
Date
1960-1995
Fonds No.
1004
Storage Location
JPL
History Biographical
David Jay Bercuson was born in Montreal on 31 August 1945, the son of Joseph Myer and Sylvia (Green) Bercuson. As a teenager he attended Monklands High School in Montreal. He attended Sir George Williams University, graduating in June 1966 with Honours in History and winning the Lieutenant-Governor's Silver Medal for the highest standing in history. After graduation he pursued graduate studies at the University of Toronto, earning an MA in history in 1967 and a Ph.D. in 1971. Dr. Bercuson has published in academic and popular publications on a wide range of topics specializing in modern Canadian politics, Canadian defence and foreign policy, and Canadian military history. Dr. Bercuson has written or co-authored more than thirty books and numerous journal articles on the subjects of Canadian Labour, political, diplomatic and military history; the Middle East; Canadian regionalism and constitutional crises; anti-semitism; and higher education in Canada. In 1983, he published The Secret Army, an account of the volunteers from abroad who joined the Israeli military effort during the War of Independence. In 1985, with co-author Douglas Wertheimer, he published A Trust Betrayed: The Keegstra Affair which documented the trial of James Keegstra, an Alberta teacher found guilty of promoting Holocaust denial and anti-semitic views to his students. He has also written for the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, the Calgary Herald, the National Post and other newspapers. In 1988, Bercuson was elected to the Royal Society of Canada and in May 1989, he was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies at The University of Calgary. In 1997 he was appointed Special Advisor to the Minister of National Defence on the Future of the Canadian Forces. In 1998, Concordia University conferred on him the honourary degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa. He was a member of the Minister of National Defence’s Monitoring Committee from 1997 to 2003. He served on the Advisory Council on National Security from 2005 to 2008. Since January 1997 he has been the Director of the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies at the University of Calgary. Currently he is also the Director of Programs of the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute, which is based in Calgary. Dr. Bercuson served as Honorary Lieutenant Colonel of 41 Combat Engineer Regiment, a Land Force Reserve military engineer unit of the Canadian Forces until November 2010. He is a member of Board of Governors of the Royal Military College of Canada. In 2002 Dr. Bercuson was awarded the J. B. Tyrrell Historical Medal from the Royal Society of Canada. In 2003, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada. Dr. Bercuson’s newest book The Fighting Canadians was published in 2008.
Language
English
Custodial History
Donated directly by Dr. Bercuson.
Arrangement
Arranged by series according to material in fonds.
Access Restriction
Access Restrictions May Apply On Certain Records. Contact the JPL Archives directly for more information.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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