Skip header and navigation

Refine Results By

10 records – page 1 of 1.

ASPLER, Minna = Holocaust memoirs, Poland.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn290
Collection
ASPLER, Minna = Holocaust memoirs, Poland.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
14 sound elements.
Fonds No.
P0189
Scope and Content
14 cassette tapes copied from Minna Aspler of interviews done by her son in 1981, with accompanying notes. Autobiographical recollections and Holocaust testimony. Warsaw Ghetto, Poland, and German camp. Life in hiding as Christian during the war.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
ASPLER, Minna = Holocaust memoirs, Poland.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
14 sound elements.
Scope and Content
14 cassette tapes copied from Minna Aspler of interviews done by her son in 1981, with accompanying notes. Autobiographical recollections and Holocaust testimony. Warsaw Ghetto, Poland, and German camp. Life in hiding as Christian during the war.
Date
1981.
Fonds No.
P0189
History Biographical
Minna Aspler was born in Russia circa 1911 or 1914 and moved to Warsaw with her family at the age of 9 or 12. She was in the Warsaw Ghetto and escaped to go into hiding as a Christian. She came to Canada after surviving World War II.
Custodial History
Donated by Minna Aspler in May 2003.
Notes
P03/07.3 interview cassettes with Minna Aspler, done in the late 1980s by Eiran Harris.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
Images
Less detail

Gertrude Katz additional memoirs and documents

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn89996
Collection
Henry Morgentaler and Gertrude Katz
Description Level
Series
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
7 textual records.
Fonds No.
P0260; c
Scope and Content
Typed memoir, 'An Oxymoronic Marriage". 319 pages, covering the period 1959-1975. Added on July 4: Typed memoir Part 3, 'Battleground for Choice', 265 pages [Currently restricted as per donor's wishes]. Carl Katz interview on VHS and in VOB format on DVD, 1hr 3 minutes, done by the Montreal Holocau…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Henry Morgentaler and Gertrude Katz
Description Level
Series
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
7 textual records.
Scope and Content
Typed memoir, 'An Oxymoronic Marriage". 319 pages, covering the period 1959-1975. Added on July 4: Typed memoir Part 3, 'Battleground for Choice', 265 pages [Currently restricted as per donor's wishes]. Carl Katz interview on VHS and in VOB format on DVD, 1hr 3 minutes, done by the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre as part of their Witness to History series, March 12, 1997.Photos of Carl and Gertrude Katz, including 2 of Carl in the Merchant Marine, 1944. Photos of Henry and Mike Morgentaler and Henry's son Bami. Photos taken mostly by Carl Katz during a 1978 Poland trip to Lodz and Auschwitz by Mike Morgentaler, Gertrude and Carl Katz. There is a CD of digital photos as well. VHS Video and DVD about Henry Morgentaler (commercially made) 'A Matter of Choice' and 'Henry - Why does someone take on a cause?' VHS video about the Fredricton Clinic, October-November 1993 (apparently taped from television; copyright restrictions apply). Two animated films on VHS video by their daughter Sharon Katz; 'The Angel's Foot Cake', based on Yiddish poetry by Seymour Mayne, and 'Happy birthday Hannah'. Classical music CD (unopened) featuring daughter Linda Toulch on flute. Three paperback books; 'Morgentaler', by Eleanor Wright Pelrine; Aislin book of cartoons 'Allo Morgentaler - 150 caricatures', signed on cover by Henry Morgentaler; 'Deemed Suspect' by Erich Koch (related to collection through the donor's relation to former internee Bernard Tachauer.) Juno pin related to Juno Beach WWII experiences of donor's brother in law Norman Yaeger.
Date
1944-[1993].
Fonds No.
P0260
Series No.
c
History Biographical
Born in Montreal in 1929, Gertrude Katz has had a varied career path, much of which is reflected in her donated papers. In addition to her long-time association with Dr. Henry Morgentaler both as a friend and as a co-worker in the administration of his clinics, she studied interpretive dance with Françoise Sullivan in the 1940s, followed by a period after the birth of her two daughters when she taught post-natal calisthenics all the while assisting her husband Carl in his insurance brokerage. In the 1960s she joined the Committee for Neutral Schools where she took an active role. She was also involved in the formative years of the Golden Age Association (now the Cummings Centre for Seniors). Her literary career includes the writing of books of poetry and the teaching of creative writing to prison inmates. These teaching efforts led to the creation of the renowned book The Time Gatherers (1970), a collection of writings by and about the prisoners at St. Vincent de Paul penitentiary. Gertrude Katz was one of the directors of the 'Women's Information and Referral Centre', the first women's centre in Montreal. She served as Chief Financial Administrator for the Morgentaler clinics from 1978 until her retirement in 2005. Her feminist perspective and charitable focus with respect for others' views has been passed on and is carried through by her two daughters and three grandchildren. This portion of the collection also includes information about the WWII service of her husband Carl Katz, one of only two Jewish Canadians (along with Harry Gulkin) who served in the Merchant Marine.
Custodial History
Collection was donated by Gertrude Katz on May 29. 2019. Addition was made on July 4, 2019
Notes
Alpha-numeric designations: P19/11, P19/11add.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
Images
Less detail

SOIL, Sophie : Poetic memoirs of a child survivor

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn75975
Collection
SOIL, Sophie : Poetic memoirs of a child survivor
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Env. 0.25 metres of textual records.
Fonds No.
P0248
Scope and Content
The donation consists of three typescript memoirs in prose poetry style: Bygone Daughters of a Lesser Fate: a poetic memoir, Ashes Left to Linger: a poetic search for closure, and Yesterday Runs Always Though It: Poetic reminiscences of my life and times, all authored by Sophie Soil. These poetic m…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
SOIL, Sophie : Poetic memoirs of a child survivor
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Env. 0.25 metres of textual records.
Scope and Content
The donation consists of three typescript memoirs in prose poetry style: Bygone Daughters of a Lesser Fate: a poetic memoir, Ashes Left to Linger: a poetic search for closure, and Yesterday Runs Always Though It: Poetic reminiscences of my life and times, all authored by Sophie Soil. These poetic memoirs written by a child survivor illustrate the effects of war and post-traumatic stress on family relationships and the construction of memories. While the first two memoirs exist in printed form, the third, Yesterday Runs Always Though It: poetic reminiscences of my life and times is not yet published.
Date
2010.
Fonds No.
P0248
History Biographical
Sophie Soil was born in 1935, in Iasi, Romania. After surviving the Holocaust and the Communist takeover, her family immigrated to Canada from Romania in 1948, following more than a year of being displaced persons in Hungary and Austria. She has been writing for more than twenty years. Mrs. Soil is an artist/ craftperson and is a widely-published poet in various books, magazine and periodicals. She has won many prizes for her work, among them two Pushcart nominations. She has two chapbooks published by Passion Among the Cacti Press and and two full collections published by Publish America. Her personal chronologies are written in freeform verse poignantly spinning autobiographical tales of her sometimes harsh and inconceivable childhood spent in those war-torn years and through the catastrophe that was the Holocaust. Mrs. Soil also holds herbalist and master herbalist degrees, and is a writer of alternative health material. She lives in Toronto with her husband of 61 years. (Source: author's bio., 2014)
Custodial History
The collection was donated by Sophie Soil on December 4, 2014
Notes
Alpha-numeric designations :P14/21 and ZB.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
Images
Less detail

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

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn59938
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
  1 image     1 document  
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
Images
Documents
Less detail

A photograph labeled, "Three Children 1918."

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn85551
Collection
Abraham Kert Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Fonds No.
I0008; OJA 1-108
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Abraham Kert Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Date
1918
Fonds No.
I0008
Item No.
OJA 1-108
Notes
1. Photograph is stored in the Workroom. 2. On the back of the image is written in pen, " Children of Aunt Sarah Rosenstein. Ethel Buster and Joe Rosenstein - boy - dressed as a girl, regardless of curls and dress. Wanted to keep."
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
Images
Less detail

Group of men 1945

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn49991
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Photograph : paper : b&w ; Ht: 10,6 cm x W: 7,4 cm
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Photograph : paper : b&w ; Ht: 10,6 cm x W: 7,4 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Physical Condition
Good
Notes
White border. Outdoor scene. Group of men, mostly soldiers, walking towards pavement. Behind them is a a fence, a country road, a hill and some trees.
Accession No.
2012.31.01
Name Access
Monheit, Robert
Places
France, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
Images
Less detail

Bertram Ellison waiting for a train 1945

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn60011
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Photograph : Paper : Black, White ; Ht: 6 cm x W: 9 cm
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Photograph : Paper : Black, White ; Ht: 6 cm x W: 9 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
1945
Physical Condition
Excellent
Language
English
Notes
Outdoors, Black and White, Border. Photograph of Bertram Ellison leaning against an army vehicle, in front of a destroyed building. There are mounds of gravel, and other debris around the building in the background. Narrative: Bertram Ellison (donor's uncle) was born on March 19 1909 in Montreal. He was born into a Jewish family, and was an insurance broker before the war. He joined the Canadian Army on June 5th 1941 as a 2nd Lieutenant. Between 1941 and 1945 he rose to the rank of major, and received 6 medals, including the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire which he received on December 18t 1945. He was part of the 21st Army Group, which was formed on July 9th 1943 by the 2nd British and 1st Canadian Army for a North Western European Invasion. While apart of the 21st Army Group, he saw Bergen-Belsen. Bertram Ellison sailed home on the RMS Queen Elisabeth on December 3rd – 9th 1945.
Accession No.
2013.01.27
Name Access
Berman, Marilyn
Places
Germany, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
Images
Less detail

Jewish Prewar Poland

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn59570
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
cartographic material
Physical Description
Map : Paper : Printed : Ink : Beige, black. ; Ht: 24 cm x W: 21 cm
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
cartographic material
Physical Description
Map : Paper : Printed : Ink : Beige, black. ; Ht: 24 cm x W: 21 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
[Later than 1945]
Physical Condition
Good
Language
Hebrew
Notes
Single-sided page with no creases. Printing blemishes across surface, three locations marked with pen, Piotrkow Trybunalski is marked with an arrow. This is a map of the Jewish pre-war Poland. Narrative: Charles Kotkowsky was born in Piotrkow, Poland, in 1920. He was the son of a butcher, and had three siblings. He tried to immigrate to the USA as the Nazi persecution of Jews began, but he was unable to get the necessary documents in time. Meanwhile, he worked as a tailor in Lodz. The Germans entered Lodz on 1939/9/5 and had set up a ghetto by October. Charles worked in a glass factory, but eventually enlisted to avoid being used for forced labour. The Germans began rounding up Jews around Jewish holidays for labour or small transports for Auschwitz and Treblinka. At this time, he began receiving packages of letters and money from Ignac Samsonowicz, his old Yiddish teacher. The glass factory became a labour camp where Charles and his brother worked until they were sent to Czestochowa labour camp in November 1944. They made bullets in the factory there. The women in the glass factory were sent to Ravensbrück. Later Charles was sent to Buchenwald, where he and his friends were assigned easy jobs because their supervisor was a resistance sympathizer. Charles met Leon Blum before he was moved to Flossenburg. On their last transport train Charles and his brother jumped from the train along with many other Jews (some of which were shot in the attempt) and were sheltered in a Czechoslovakian town until the American army arrived. He moved to Italy where he worked as a translator, mostly in doctor's offices. He moved to Canada in 1951.He married Sally Blum, and they had two children, Pearl Levine and Rickie Cohen. Charles died from cancer on 2003/2/8 in Toronto, Canada.
Accession No.
1998.7.213
Name Access
Kotkowsky, Charles
Places
Poland, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
Images
Less detail

Koncentra?ní tabor Wulkow 1944-1945

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn47762
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Booklet : printed, bound, graphic arts : blue, black, white ; Ht: 20,6 cm x W: 14,3 cm
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  2 images  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Booklet : printed, bound, graphic arts : blue, black, white ; Ht: 20,6 cm x W: 14,3 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
1995
Physical Condition
Good
Language
Czech
Notes
30 pages. Softcover, paper bound with staples. Cover is light blue with black text. Interior pages are white with text. On pages 8 and 9 there are a series of b&w illustrated maps.
Accession No.
2011X.62.30
Name Access
Novak, Georges
Places
Prague, Czech Republic, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
Images
Less detail

Pony Club letters June 1942-1945

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn50120
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
Images
Documents

P0094-01-05-19440712MBPC.pdf

Read PDF Download PDF
Less detail

10 records – page 1 of 1.

Back to Top