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Purse & scissors

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn47537
Collection
Montreal Holocaust Museum
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Purse & scissors : leather worked, sewn (machine), woven : brown, brass
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  2 images  
Collection
Montreal Holocaust Museum
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Purse & scissors : leather worked, sewn (machine), woven : brown, brass
Other Title Information
Personal Gear
Physical Condition
Good
Notes
Brown purse with stitching along the edges. Closes like an envelope and fastens in the centre with a snap button. The interior is lined with a brown fabric. Housed inside the purse are a pair of small nail scissors. Silver metal, connected at the centre with a screw.
Accession No.
2011X.215.12
Name Access
Levy, Rachel
Places
Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Museum
Images
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Collection
Montreal Holocaust Museum
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Dress : sewn : blue, grey ; Ht: 39 1/2 in. x W: 25 in.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  2 images  
Collection
Montreal Holocaust Museum
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Dress : sewn : blue, grey ; Ht: 39 1/2 in. x W: 25 in.
Other Title Information
Clothing, Outerwear
Date
1943-1945
Physical Condition
Good
Notes
This dress is made of blue and grey stripes material with 2 black buttons at neck (1 missing), collar, 12” slit at front bottom. It was the uniform of a female concentration camp prisoner. Narrative: This dress belonged to Sonia Aronowicz born in 1915 in Vilnius, Poland (today Lithuania). Her family had lived in Vilnius for many generations. She was married to a lawyer named Misha Aronowicz and studied to become an accountant. In 1941, after the Nazis invaded the region, Sonia and her family were sent to the Vilnius ghetto. The ghetto was liquidated in September 1943 and men and women were separated. This was the last time Sonia saw her husband Misha and her younger brother Ariye. Her parents went into hiding. Sonia was deported along with her friend, Miriam and Miriam’s sister-in-law, Minya. The three of them made a pact to always stay together. This gave them strength. Together they worked successively in the concentration camps of Riga-Kaiserwald and Riga-Strasdenhof in Latvia, and Stutthof and Bromberg-Ost (in Bydgoszcz), Poland. Their work was very demanding, they built rails for trains and hauled wood to build barracks. Sonia was then sent on a death march and was eventually liberated by Soviet soldiers in Pomorze, Poland.
Accession No.
2011X.330.03
Name Access
Tencer, Naomi
Places
Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Museum
Images
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Young man in tuxedo

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn45821
Collection
Montreal Holocaust Museum
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Photograph : paper ; Ht: 16.3 cm x W: 11.2 cm
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Montreal Holocaust Museum
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Photograph : paper ; Ht: 16.3 cm x W: 11.2 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Physical Condition
Good
Notes
b&w, portrait of a man standing in front of dark curtains and wearing black tuxedo and top hat. He wears a wedding ring. His left hand is on top of his right hand which is holding a white glove and a cane.
Accession No.
2012X.14.04
Name Access
Shenkier, Maurice
Places
Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Museum
Images
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Man in uniform standing in a forest

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn60012
Collection
Montreal Holocaust Museum
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Photograph : Paper : Black, White ; Ht: 10,5 cm x W: 7,5 cm
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Montreal Holocaust Museum
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Photograph : Paper : Black, White ; Ht: 10,5 cm x W: 7,5 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
1941-1945
Physical Condition
Excellent
Notes
Outdoors, B&W, border. Man in foreground wearing an Army uniform. He is standing beside a knee high brick wall, and an iron frame. Behind him are trees, and to his left is the front end of a vehicle. 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.
2013.01.28
Name Access
Berman, Marilyn
Places
Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Museum
Images
Less detail

Man in Military Uniform in front of Military Car

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn60014
Collection
Montreal Holocaust Museum
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Photograph : Paper : Black, White ; Ht: 17,5 cm x W: 12,5 cm
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Montreal Holocaust Museum
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Photograph : Paper : Black, White ; Ht: 17,5 cm x W: 12,5 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
1941-1945
Physical Condition
Excellent
Notes
Outdoors, B&W, Border. Photograph of a man wearing a military uniform standing in the foreground, directly behind him is the back end of a car with a 5 pointed star on the door. In the background of the photograph are trees and other military vehicles. 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.
2013.01.30
Name Access
Berman, Marilyn
Places
Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Museum
Images
Less detail
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