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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Letter : Paper : Typed : Ink : Beige, Black ; Ht: 4,5 in. x W: 8 in.
Archival / Genealogical
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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Letter : Paper : Typed : Ink : Beige, Black ; Ht: 4,5 in. x W: 8 in.
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
[Later than 1945-05]
Physical Condition
Good
Language
English
Notes
1 page, single-sided. Folded once horizontally and once vertically. Document is a typed letter from the Tracing Department of the Red Cross, addressed to Mr. H. Sprecher in England. In response to an enquiry about Nachman Sprecher, the letter states that he was deported to Theresienstadt and died there on June 3, 1943. Narrative: Nachman Sprecher was the maternal grandfather of the donor, Edith Borenstein. The letter was sent to her mother's brother in England.
Accession No.
1998.12.1
Name Access
Borenstein, Edith
Places
England, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
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Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Letter : Paper : Printed, Typed : Ink : Beige, Black ; Ht: 10 7/8 in. x W: 8 3/8 in.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Letter : Paper : Printed, Typed : Ink : Beige, Black ; Ht: 10 7/8 in. x W: 8 3/8 in.
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
May 10, 1948
Physical Condition
Good
Language
English
Notes
1 page, single-sided. Folded once vertically and once horizontally. Paper printed with letterhead of The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Inc., Far Eastern Office, Shanghai. Document is a letter to the American Consulate General in Shanghai, certifying that Salomon Heiss had been working for the office as a messenger since August 12, 1947. Narrative: Salomon Heiss was the father of the donor, Erika Bloom. The Heiss family fled Nazi-occupied Vienna in 1938, after Salomon was arrested and detained in Dachau for 3 days. They survived the war in Shanghai, immigrated to Israel in 1949, and eventually settled in Montreal.
Accession No.
2002.25.04
Name Access
Bloom, Erika
Places
Shanghai, China, Republic of, Asia
Archival / Genealogical
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Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Letter : Paper : Printed, Typed : Ink : Beige, Black ; Ht: 10 7/8 in. x W: 8 3/8 in.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Letter : Paper : Printed, Typed : Ink : Beige, Black ; Ht: 10 7/8 in. x W: 8 3/8 in.
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
December 6, 1948
Physical Condition
Good
Language
English
German
Notes
1 page, single-sided. Folded once vertically and once horizontally. Paper printed with letterhead of The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Inc., Far Eastern Office, Shanghai. Document is a letter of recommendation certifying that Mr. Heiss worked at the office as a messenger from August 12, 1947 until December 5, 1948. It describes him as "honest, diligent and reliable", and explains that he is leaving the position because he is emigrating to Israel. Narrative: Salomon Heiss was the father of the donor, Erika Bloom. The Heiss family fled Nazi-occupied Vienna in 1938, after Salomon was arrested and detained in Dachau for 3 days. They survived the war in Shanghai, immigrated to Israel in 1949, and eventually settled in Montreal.
Accession No.
2002.25.05
Name Access
Bloom, Erika
Places
Shanghai, China, Republic of, Asia
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Letter : Paper : Printed, Typed : Ink : Beige, Black, Purple ; Ht: 10 3/4 in. x W: 8 3/8 in.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Letter : Paper : Printed, Typed : Ink : Beige, Black, Purple ; Ht: 10 3/4 in. x W: 8 3/8 in.
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
May 11, 1948
Physical Condition
Good
Language
English
Notes
1 page, single-sided. Folded once horizontally. Paper printed with letterhead of the Judische Gemeinde (Communal Association of Central European Jews) in Shanghai. Document is a letter which certifies that Salomon and Sara Heiss, with their daughter Erika, have lived in Shanghai since January 1939 as political refugees from Austria. The letter also states that the family has a good reputation. Narrative: Salomon and Sara Heiss were the parents of the donor, Erika Bloom. The Heiss family fled Nazi-occupied Vienna in 1938, after Salomon was arrested and detained in Dachau for 3 days. They survived the war in Shanghai, immigrated to Israel in 1949, and eventually settled in Montreal.
Accession No.
2002.25.06
Name Access
Bloom, Erika
Places
Shanghai, China, Republic of, Asia
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Letter : Paper : Printed, Typed : Ink : White, Black, Blue ; Ht: 9 1/2 in. x W: 8 in.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Letter : Paper : Printed, Typed : Ink : White, Black, Blue ; Ht: 9 1/2 in. x W: 8 in.
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
July 12, 1951
Physical Condition
Good
Language
English
Notes
1 page, single-sided. Folded once vertically and twice horizontally. Printed on letterhead of the Canadian Department of Citizenship and Immigration, Immigration Branch. Document is a letter to Leon Streifler in Winnipeg, stating that his application for the admission of the Heiss family to Canada was approved. He is asked to forward this letter to the family in Newe Haim, Israel. Narrative: Salomon and Sara Heiss were the parents of the donor, Erika Bloom. The Heiss family fled Nazi-occupied Vienna in 1938, after Salomon was arrested and detained in Dachau for 3 days. They survived the war in Shanghai, immigrated to Israel in 1949, and eventually settled in Montreal.
Accession No.
2002.28.03
Name Access
Bloom, Erika
Places
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, North America
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Letter : Paper : Printed, Typed : Ink : Beige, Black, Blue ; Ht: 9 3/4 in. x W: 7 3/4 in.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Letter : Paper : Printed, Typed : Ink : Beige, Black, Blue ; Ht: 9 3/4 in. x W: 7 3/4 in.
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
November 18, 1952
Physical Condition
Good
Language
German
Notes
1 page, single-sided. Folded twice horizontally and once vertically. Printed on tterhead of the Canadian Government Immigration Mission. Document is a letter from the Mission Chief to Salomon Heiss in Israel. Letter states that the Heiss family must contact the mission to arrange medical examinations in preparation for their immigration Canada. If there is no response in the next 3 weeks, Mr. Karansky warns that the application will be cancelled. Narrative: Salomon and Sara Heiss were the parents of the donor, Erika Bloom. The Heiss family fled Nazi-occupied Vienna in 1938, after Salomon was arrested and detained in Dachau for 3 days. They survived the war in Shanghai, immigrated to Israel in 1949, and eventually settled in Montreal.
Accession No.
2002.28.04
Name Access
Bloom, Erika
Places
Linz, Austria, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Letter : Paper : Handwritten : Ink : Beige, Purple ; Ht: 10 3/4 in. x W: 8 3/4 in.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Letter : Paper : Handwritten : Ink : Beige, Purple ; Ht: 10 3/4 in. x W: 8 3/4 in.
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
June 10, 1946
Physical Condition
Good
Language
French
Notes
1 page, double-sided. Letter to Tobias and Chana Berkowicz from J. Leumartin ? in Bernac-Dessus, France. The sender sends good wishes, mentions having received family photos and seeing that the children had grown since they left Bernac. The letter discusses continued rationing of bread, meat and wine, but adds that things always get worked out in the country. The weather and village life (mutual friends, births and marriages) are also discussed. Narrative: Tuwja (Tuwyas, Tuwia, Tuvia, Tobias) Bercowicz (Berkowicz) was the father of the donor, Jack (Jacques) Berkowicz. Born in Vilna, Tuwyas immigrated to Belgium in 1933 and when Belgium fell to Nazi Germany in 1940, he fled to France, hoping to reach Morocco by boat from Marseilles. The donor's mother, Chana (Chane, Annie) (Trompeter) Berkowicz, born in Mielec, Poland, was living in Vienna, Austria with her parents and two sisters. In 1938, after the German annexation of Austria, the family fled, driving to France via Belgium. Tuwyas and Chana met in Lyon, France in 1941 and married. Their daughter Dorothée was born in 1942. The family attempted to flee France by boat in Marseilles, but were stopped by Vichy police. They fled Marseilles and went south, into the Pyrenees region, living in various small vilages. Their son Jack was born in Bernac-Dessus in 1944. The family survived the war and returned to Brussels from 1945-1948, and then immigrated to Canada with the help of the American Joint Distribution Committee. They were sponsored by Tuwyas' sister Luba, who was already living in Halifax. The Berkowicz family settled in Montreal.
Accession No.
2005.01.07
Name Access
Berkowicz, Jack
Places
Brussels, Belgium, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Letter : Paper : Handwritten : Ink; Graphite Pencil : Beige, Grey ; Ht: 6 5/8 in. x W: 5 1/8 in.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Letter : Paper : Handwritten : Ink; Graphite Pencil : Beige, Grey ; Ht: 6 5/8 in. x W: 5 1/8 in.
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
May 8, 1946
Physical Condition
Good
Language
French
Notes
1 page, double-sided. Folded once horizontally and once vertically. Letter to Tuwyas (Tobias) Bercowicz from R. Kinou ? in which sender expresses relief at hearing that addressee made it through the war. Sender also discusses how they and Joseph were ill because of overwork and 'the terrible emotions of the war', and left the hotel in December 1945. Sender gives news of son Max, who is getting married and becoming a librarian. Adds news of daughter Madeleine and her husband and daughter. Mentions 2-month trip in May 1940. Ends letter with information about where they are living and gives directions on how to get there. Narrative: Tuwja (Tuwyas, Tuwia, Tuvia, Tobias) Bercowicz (Berkowicz) was the father of the donor, Jack (Jacques) Berkowicz. Born in Vilna, Tuwyas immigrated to Belgium in 1933 and when Belgium fell to Nazi Germany in 1940, he fled to France, hoping to reach Morocco by boat from Marseilles. The donor's mother, Chana (Chane, Annie) (Trompeter) Berkowicz, born in Mielec, Poland, was living in Vienna, Austria with her parents and two sisters. In 1938, after the German annexation of Austria, the family fled, driving to France via Belgium. Tuwyas and Chana met in Lyon, France in 1941 and married. Their daughter Dorothée was born in 1942. The family attempted to flee France by boat in Marseilles, but were stopped by Vichy police. They fled Marseilles and went south, into the Pyrenees region, living in various small vilages. Their son Jack was born in Bernac-Dessus in 1944. The family survived the war and returned to Brussels from 1945-1948, and then immigrated to Canada with the help of the American Joint Distribution Committee. They were sponsored by Tuwyas' sister Luba, who was already living in Halifax. The Berkowicz family settled in Montreal.
Accession No.
2005.01.08
Name Access
Berkowicz, Jack
Places
Li├Ęge, Belgium, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Letter : Paper : Printed, Handwritten : Ink : Beige, Blue, Black ; Ht: 10 5/8 in. x W: 8 1/4 in.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  2 images  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Letter : Paper : Printed, Handwritten : Ink : Beige, Blue, Black ; Ht: 10 5/8 in. x W: 8 1/4 in.
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
November 20, 1950
Physical Condition
Good
Language
French
Notes
2 pages, double-sided. Letter to Tobias and Chana Berkowicz from J. Leumartin ? in Bernac-Dessus, France. Written on letterhead of the Town Hall of Bernac-Dessus. Letter gives news of sender's family and other village affairs, as well as their recent illness. Offers congratulations for the recent birth of the Berkowicz's third child, a boy. Narrative: Tuwja (Tuwyas, Tuwia, Tuvia, Tobias) Bercowicz (Berkowicz) was the father of the donor, Jack (Jacques) Berkowicz. Born in Vilna, Tuwyas immigrated to Belgium in 1933 and when Belgium fell to Nazi Germany in 1940, he fled to France, hoping to reach Morocco by boat from Marseilles. The donor's mother, Chana (Chane, Annie) (Trompeter) Berkowicz, born in Mielec, Poland, was living in Vienna, Austria with her parents and two sisters. In 1938, after the German annexation of Austria, the family fled, driving to France via Belgium. Tuwyas and Chana met in Lyon, France in 1941 and married. Their daughter Dorothée was born in 1942. The family attempted to flee France by boat in Marseilles, but were stopped by Vichy police. They fled Marseilles and went south, into the Pyrenees region, living in various small vilages. Their son Jack was born in Bernac-Dessus in 1944. The family survived the war and returned to Brussels from 1945-1948, and then immigrated to Canada with the help of the American Joint Distribution Committee. They were sponsored by Tuwyas' sister Luba, who was already living in Halifax. The Berkowicz family settled in Montreal.
Accession No.
2005.01.12
Name Access
Berkowicz, Jack
Places
Bernac-Dessus, France, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Letter : Paper : Handwritten : Ink : Beige, Black ; Ht: 7 1/4 in. x W: 5 3/4 in.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  2 images  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Letter : Paper : Handwritten : Ink : Beige, Black ; Ht: 7 1/4 in. x W: 5 3/4 in.
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
[Prior to 2000]
Physical Condition
Good
Language
German
Notes
1 page, single-sided. Folded once horizontally and once vertically. Document is a letter, no year provided, sender is named 'Heinrich'. Addressed to Anna (probably Chana Bercowicz). Narrative: Chana (Chane, Annie) (Trompeter) Berkowicz was the mother of the donor, Jack (Jacques) Berkowicz. Born in Mielec, Poland, was living in Vienna, Austria with her parents and two sisters. In 1938, after the German annexation of Austria, the family fled, driving to France via Belgium. Tuwja (Tuwyas, Tuwia, Tuvia, Tobias) Bercowicz (Berkowicz) was the donor's father. Born in Vilna, Tuwyas immigrated to Belgium in 1933 and when Belgium fell to Nazi Germany in 1940, he fled to France, hoping to reach Morocco by boat from Marseilles. Tuwyas and Chana met in Lyon, France in 1941 and married. Their daughter Dorothée was born in 1942. The family attempted to flee France by boat in Marseilles, but were stopped by Vichy police. They fled Marseilles and went south, into the Pyrenees region, living in various small vilages. Their son Jack was born in Bernac-Dessus in 1944. The family survived the war and returned to Brussels from 1945-1948, and then immigrated to Canada with the help of the American Joint Distribution Committee. They were sponsored by Tuwyas' sister Luba, who was already living in Halifax. The Berkowicz family settled in Montreal.
Accession No.
2005.01.23
Name Access
Berkowicz, Jack
Places
Europe
Archival / Genealogical
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Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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