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Out of the Shtetl: the personal memoirs of the late Edith Webber nee Yidka Najdorf

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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Manuscript : paper : printed : ink-jet print : blue (cover), white (pages) ; Ht: 30 cm x W: 24 cm x De: 1,5 cm
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Manuscript : paper : printed : ink-jet print : blue (cover), white (pages) ; Ht: 30 cm x W: 24 cm x De: 1,5 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
1897-1918
Creator
Webber, Edith
Physical Condition
Good
Language
English
Notes
99 printed pages, bound in marbled cover with snap closure. Manuscript is divided in 2 parts named Book 1 and 2. Book 1: 1897-1905, 35 pages entitled “Daily life of a Jewish girl in a Polish ghetto. Leaving Poland for England”. Book 2: 1905-1918, 63 pages entitled “Daily life of a Jewish girl in an English town. The First World War”. Narrative: Edith Webber left the shtetl of Tomaszów with her parents to live in England. Because of her husband's heart condition, they moved from London to Leeds at the beginning of World War 2. They had three daughters: Jeannie Berger, Sandra "Sandy" Kaye and Joyce Denning. Out of Edith's family who stayed in Poland, only one person survived (Ithzak Werber). He was deported, jumped out of a train through floor boards, was shot at, but escaped through the forest and got to Palestine during World War 2.
Accession No.
2010.18.01
Name Access
Berger, Leon
Places
United Kingdom, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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Pony Club letters June 1942-1945

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Collection
JACOBSON, Percy and Joe
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
P0094; MC 30-01-05
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image     1 document  
Collection
JACOBSON, Percy and Joe
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Date
1942-1945
Fonds No.
P0094
File No.
MC 30-01-05
Notes
Includes letter from Monty Berger overseas to Pony Club sharing recent experiences.
Subjects
Pony Club letters June 1942-1945
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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Documents

P0094-01-05-19440712MBPC.pdf

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BOROD (BORODITSKY), Sam and Layah = Canadian Jewish Servicemen Memoir and Pioneer Women Na'amat

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Collection
BOROD (BORODITSKY), Sam and Layah = Canadian Jewish Servicemen Memoir and Pioneer Women Na'amat
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
sound recording
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 compact disc (CD-ROM). - 0.3 metres of textual records. - 2 photographs. - 4 sound elements.
Fonds No.
P0201
Scope and Content
Diary written while a World War II soldier, in a small notebook, also available in digital format; comprising 33 out of the approximately 127 pages of scanned materials, which also include newsclippings and photographs. CD of the digital copies of the diary and other documents, as initially receive…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  2 images     1 document  
Collection
BOROD (BORODITSKY), Sam and Layah = Canadian Jewish Servicemen Memoir and Pioneer Women Na'amat
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
sound recording
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 compact disc (CD-ROM). - 0.3 metres of textual records. - 2 photographs. - 4 sound elements.
Scope and Content
Diary written while a World War II soldier, in a small notebook, also available in digital format; comprising 33 out of the approximately 127 pages of scanned materials, which also include newsclippings and photographs. CD of the digital copies of the diary and other documents, as initially received and scanned by Tatiana Jour in the context of her Russian Jewish Archives Project. It was noted at the time of the donation to the Archives that further materials on UNRAA (postwar aid to refugees) and Na'amat could be donated by the Borods at a later date. Added in 2007: Materials in prose, poetry and song pertaining to the history of Pioneer Woman Na'amat and Revivim, composed by Layah Surchin Borod. Binder of publicity clippings and ephemera of Na'amat. Binder of songs. Binder of Layah's memoirs, in verse, 1923-1960. Shaare Tzedek synagogue bulletins with material written by Layah or about Sam. Biography of Sam Borod written by Layah, including pre-war and wartime experiences. 4 cassette tapes of Revivim events. 2 original 1940s portrait photos, one each of Layah and Sam, Sam's portrait autographed to Layah. Small WWII Jewish serviceman's calendar and notebook, both with addresses as well as Japanese phrases.
Date
1934-2006 Scancopy.
Fonds No.
P0201
History Biographical
Born in 1914, Sam Boroditsky of Montreal (the name was later changed to Borod) was a veteran of the European front in WWII. He was a paratrooper in Italy and the Aleutian Islands during WWII, earning many Canadian service decorations. He later worked in UNRAA, helping refugees overseas. His wife Laya (Surchin) Borod, born in 1922, was the daughter of Chaya Surchin, an early Zionist activist in Montreal. Layah was the first national executive director of Naamat Pioneer Women Canada and was the editor of their magazine. She was also the only Canadian president of the Pioneer Women Na'amat of America. Laya Borod worked in the office of CJC during the war, rising to office manager at age 19. She was active in Na'amat until her death in 2006. Sam Borod died in Montreal on May 8, 2012.
Custodial History
The collection was donated by Sam Borod on May 26, 2005. The Borod collection came to CJCNA after Sam Borod approached Tatiana Jour at the Jewish Veteran's talk given by Jour. Addition 2007 was donated by Sam Borod on April 12, 2007.
Notes
Alpha-numeric designations: P05/08, P07/11.General note: Historical materials pertaining to women's involvement in Zionist organization, women's personal history, literary creations, also wartime experiences of a Canadian paratrooper.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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Documents

P0201-SamBorod-diary-WWII-allpages.pdf

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Guest Book of the "Golden Anniversary Luncheon 1918-1968" of the Sisterhood, Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue, June 4, 1968

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Collection
The Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
SP-01; F; SP-01-F-13-43
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  2 images     1 document  
Collection
The Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Date
1968
Fonds No.
SP-01
Series No.
F
File No.
SP-01-F-13-43
Notes
Original signatures. Embroidered hard cover, painted decorations on pages.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
The Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue
Images
Documents

SP-13-43-GoldenAnnGuestBook1968.pdf

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Poster. "Great Protest Meeting Against New Wave of Soviet Antisemitism also Twentieth Anniversary of the Murder in Soviet Russia of Henryk Erlich and Victor Alter"

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Collection
Sholem Krishtalka Collection
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 poster : paper ; 28.2 x 21.0cm
Fonds No.
1099; 1; 00059; 1099_059_2
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 document  
Collection
Sholem Krishtalka Collection
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 poster : paper ; 28.2 x 21.0cm
Date
1961
Fonds No.
1099
Series No.
1
File No.
00059
Item No.
1099_059_2
Storage Location
JPL
Language
English
Yiddish
Notes
Text includes: Plateau Hall / 3710 Calixa Layallee (LaFontaine Park) / Sunday, December 17th 1961, 8 P.M. / Great Protest Meeting Against New Wave of Soviet Antisemitism also Twentieth Anniversary of the murder in Soviet Russia of Henryk Erlich and Victor Alter, Leaders of the Jewish Socialist Movement ("Bund") in Poland / Speakers: Hon. Tommy Douglas, Federal leader of the New Democratic Party / Dr. Emanuel Sherer, "Bund" New York / Roger Provost, President, Quebec Federation of Labour / Prof. Arthur Lermer, Chairman, Workmen's Circle, City Committee / Chairman of Meeting: M. Rubinstein, Q.C., National President, Jewish Labour Committee
Subjects
Douglas, Thomas (Tommy), 1904-1986
Lermer, Arthur.
Bund, Jewish
Workmen's Circle of Montreal
Jewish Labour Committee (Montreal, Quebec)
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union
Workmen's Circle - Erlich-Alter Branch No. 272
Labour movement
Antisemitism
Soviet Union - Social conditions
Soviet Union - Jews
Jewish Socialist Org. "Bund"
Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America
Quebec Federation of Labour
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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