Collection consists mainly of audio-cassette recordings of oral history interviews done with members of the Montreal Jewish community. Also includes digital recordings.
As part of its commitment to documenting the history of Jewish Montreal, and in some cases Jewish communities or families in other areas of Quebec, the Jewish Public Library Archives has preserved a certain number of oral history interviews. The interviews were conducted by various Library personnel or volunteers with individuals from the Jewish Montreal community. Additional interviews will be added over the ensuing years as the JPL Archives has recommitted itself to gathering oral histories whenever possible from community members.
These interviews do not include recordings of programmes held at the Jewish Public Library. To access these recordings please visit the Jewish Public Library's online catalogue.
Photograph : Paper : Handwritten : Ink : B&W ; Ht: 8,5 cm x W: 13,5 cm
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B&W, white border. Group portrait of 8 unidentified young women. 5 women standing in back row, 3 women seated in front. Narrative: This photograph was preserved as a memory of pre-war life by the donor, Olga Rabinovitz Bilich. Olga was born in Liubar in 1924. She went to Odessa in June 1941, where she cared for wounded soldiers. She was evacuated to Kazakhstan, and returned to Odessa after the war. She went back to Liubar in 1944, when it was liberated. She eventually settled in Kiev, teaching literature and languages.