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MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE

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Collection
Montreal Holocaust Museum
Description Level
Fonds
Fonds No.
MHMC-01
Scope and Content
The MHMC acquires and preserves artefacts, documents and testimonies of Holocaust witnesses for study, reference, and presentation to the public, together with information about them. The Museum collection holds more than 9,700 items consisting of over 4,800 textual records (including 2,000 items o…
Archival / Genealogical
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Collection
Montreal Holocaust Museum
Description Level
Fonds
Scope and Content
The MHMC acquires and preserves artefacts, documents and testimonies of Holocaust witnesses for study, reference, and presentation to the public, together with information about them. The Museum collection holds more than 9,700 items consisting of over 4,800 textual records (including 2,000 items of correspondence), 3,400 graphic material items (including 3,000 photographs) and 1,500 objects related to the history of the Holocaust. Among the objects collected are personal objects, household items, ceremonial artefacts, currency and artworks created before and during the Second World War. The majority of these objects is directly linked to personal stories and therefore has a unique value. The items in collection originate from over 60 different countries and are written in 30 different languages. The collection also comprises over 3,000 hours of video interviews representing the life stories of 500 Holocaust survivors interviewed by the MHMC. Materials in the MHMC Collection illustrate and document the prewar life of communities that were persecuted by the Nazi party (National Socialist German Workers' Party or NSDAP) regime; the crimes of the NSDAP regime and its collaborators; the world's response to the NSDAP regime and its occupation of Europe and the experience of Holocaust victims including resistance, rescue, and life in hiding. The Collection also holds items recording the experience of Holocaust survivors after Liberation, such as the postwar resettlement experience (Displaced Persons' camp), the re-emergence of Jewish life after the war and immigration of Holocaust survivors to Canada directly after the war and the pursuit of justice through war crimes trials.
Date
[1700-2008].
Fonds No.
MHMC-01
History Biographical
The Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre was founded in 1979 by a group of Holocaust survivors and other members of the Montreal Jewish community. The first objects, documents and photographs which were to form the basis of the collection were donated by Holocaust survivors living in Montreal. The MHMC museum was opened in 1979 to the public in the Federation CJA building on Côte-Sainte-Catherine Road and soon reached schools and other groups with temporary exhibitions and survivor testimony. In 1991, the Centre was incorporated under federal jurisdiction. In 2001, the Quebec Minister of Culture and Communications recognized the Centre as a museum institution. In June 2003, following a period of renovations and extension, the new permanent exhibition of the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Museum was inaugurated by Canada's Prime Minister and the Premier of Quebec. The MHMC Museum is open to the public year-round and presents over 380 artefacts in its permanent exhibition. The Museum now reaches over 15,500 visitors each year, as well as many thousands other participants through educational events and pedagogical tools. The Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre educates people of all ages and backgrounds about the Holocaust, while sensitizing the public to the universal perils of antisemitism, racism, hate and indifference. Through its Museum, its commemorative programs and educational initiatives, the Centre promotes respect for diversity and the sanctity of human life.
Notes
General note :The Collection is documented according to the Info-Muse Network documentation system based on standards proposed by the Canadian Heritage Information Network.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Museum
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Correspondence

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn38553
Collection
DE SOLA, Alexander Abraham
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
P0048; MC 13-002-012
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
DE SOLA, Alexander Abraham
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Date
1838-1873, 1966, 1967
Fonds No.
P0048
File No.
MC 13-002-012
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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Hamilton - Anshe Shalom Congregation: Act of Incorporation; correspondence; press clippings

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Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
CJC0001; ZD; ZD-1-9
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Date
1863-1979
Fonds No.
CJC0001
Series No.
ZD
File No.
ZD-1-9
Subjects
Hamilton - Anshe Shalom Congregation: Act of Incorporation; correspondence; press clippings
Places
Ontario
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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Natural History Society of Montreal: membership certificate; manuscripts; correspondence; minutes, etc.

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Collection
DE SOLA, Alexander Abraham
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
P0048; MC 13-002-013
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
DE SOLA, Alexander Abraham
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Date
1849-1870
Fonds No.
P0048
File No.
MC 13-002-013
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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Religious education in United States public schools (Legal acts, articles, memoranda, correspondence)

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Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
CJC0001; DA 02; DA 02-02-12
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Date
1851-1961
Fonds No.
CJC0001
Series No.
DA 02
File No.
DA 02-02-12
Subjects
Religious education in United States public schools (Legal acts, articles, memoranda, correspondence)
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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McGill University list of lectures in Hebrew; 1856-1857 prospectus (photocopy); 1860s Hebrew examinations; Faculty of Arts booklet 1881-1882, 1864 De Sola valedictory address, correspondence, etc.

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Collection
DE SOLA, Alexander Abraham
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
P0048; MC 13-001-019
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
DE SOLA, Alexander Abraham
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Date
1856-1882
Fonds No.
P0048
File No.
MC 13-001-019
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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Baron de Hirsch Institute/Jewish Family Services

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Collection
Ometz Collection
Description Level
Series
Material Format
multiple media
Fonds No.
1074; 1
Scope and Content
This series contains records pertaining to or originating from Baron de Hirsch Institute/Jewish Family Services.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Ometz Collection
Description Level
Series
Material Format
multiple media
Scope and Content
This series contains records pertaining to or originating from Baron de Hirsch Institute/Jewish Family Services.
Date
c.1842-2008
Fonds No.
1074
Series No.
1
History Biographical
In 1863 the Young Men’s Hebrew Benevolent Society (YMHBS) was formed by young unmarried men with the desire to help Jews in need. The Society also allowed the young Jewish men of Montreal to get to know each other better and to look after their social welfare needs. By 1882, the Society could not cope financially with the influx of immigrants arriving from Russia, most of who were destitute and had no means of support. The YMHBS appealed to philanthropist Baron Maurice de Hirsh. In 1890, Baron de Hirsch sent his first donation and in 1891, the Baron de Hirsch Institute opened and was dedicated to the purpose of “A Free School for the poor children of the Jewish faith and a home for sheltering distressed immigrants and orphans.” In 1900 Baron de Hirsch enlarged its sphere, and in recognition of the financial support received, obtained a new charter of incorporation to change its name to Baron de Hirsch Institute and Hebrew Benevolent Society of Montreal. The Institute was the pioneer charitable and philanthropic organization in Montreal. In 1917, because of the overlapping of much charitable and philanthropic work, the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies was formed with headquarters in the Baron de Hirsch Institute building. Baron de Hirsch became one of the constituent societies and continued its activities with the religious school, library, cemetery, family welfare, legal aid and Hebrew Court of Arbitration. The Federation of Jewish Philanthropies changed names three times. It became Federation of Jewish Community Services in 1951, Allied Jewish Community Services (AJCS) in 1965 and today’s Federation CJA in 1997. AJCS was under the direction of Manny Batshaw from 1967-1980). In 1974 the Jewish Family Services Social Service Centre (JFSSSC) was created and incorporated almost all the programs and human resources of the Baron de Hirsch Institute. Jewish Family Services encompassed these two organizations by providing joint structure for their complementing mandates. The JFSSSC was a publicly funded agency, working alongside the private JFS of the Baron de Hirsch Institute and primarily served the Jewish population. The JFSSSC became responsible for youth protection, young offenders, adoption and foster care (including group homes and placements for children, disabled adults and the elderly). Over the years, JFS adapted to transformations in Quebec society and developments in the field of social work. As mental health, sex education, addiction, care of the elderly and other concerns were recognized as part of the mandate of a social service provider, JFS developed programs to respond to these needs. JFS’s professional work also included the supervision of many volunteer units (for example, Big Brothers, Big Sisters and hospital volunteers). The public JFSSSC closed in 1993 in response to the Quebec government’s Bill 120 and the cessation of public funding. As a result, Jewish Family Services of the Baron de Hirsch Institute became a full-service, community-based organization.
Language
English
French
Hebrew
Yiddish
Subjects
Baron de Hirsh Institute, Montreal.
Jewish Family Services, Montreal.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Cemeteries

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Collection
Ometz Collection
Description Level
Series
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
1074; 1.6
Scope and Content
This sub-series consists of textual materials regarding the sale and maintenance of certain cemeteries and land in Montreal between various Montreal Jewish organizations.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Ometz Collection
Description Level
Series
Material Format
textual record
Scope and Content
This sub-series consists of textual materials regarding the sale and maintenance of certain cemeteries and land in Montreal between various Montreal Jewish organizations.
Date
ca.1842-1998
Fonds No.
1074
Series No.
1.6
Storage Location
Bay 2
Subjects
Jewish Family Services, Montreal.
Baron de Hirsh Institute, Montreal.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Legal Documentation

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Collection
Ometz Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 file textual records
Fonds No.
1074; 1.6; 00070
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Ometz Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 file textual records
Date
1842-1947
Fonds No.
1074
Series No.
1.6
File No.
00070
Storage Location
Ctn.004
2-6E
Language
English
French
Notes
Baron de Hirsch Institute List of Deeds of Title etc.- Bleury Street Property, Deeds of Sale,Extracts from Acts or Deeds of Partage, Release and Discharge, Power of Attorney, Certificates of Search
Subjects
Baron de Hirsh Institute, Montreal.
Jewish Family Services, Montreal.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Bodies from old Jewish cemetery and reburial in Portuguese Jewish cemetery

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Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
CJC0001; ZA 1864; ZA 1864-C20d
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Date
1864
Fonds No.
CJC0001
Series No.
ZA 1864
File No.
ZA 1864-C20d
Subjects
Bodies from old Jewish cemetery and reburial in Portuguese Jewish cemetery
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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