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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Letter : paper : handwritten : ink : grey, black ; Ht: 7,5 in. x W: 10,25 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 : handwritten : ink : grey, black ; Ht: 7,5 in. x W: 10,25 in.
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
April 30, 1945
Physical Condition
Good
Language
English
Notes
Double-sided personal letter on an envelope which unfolds; there is writing in both sides, as well as the address and sender's information. Written by Saul Stein to his father Ben Stein in Montreal. Saul describes his impressions of Bergen-Belsen when he and other R.C.A.F. soldiers liberated the concentration camp. He details his impressions, asks that his friends and family spread the news and hopes they can find some way of helping.
Accession No.
2000.10.10
Name Access
Stein, Saul
Places
Bergen-Belsen, Germany, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Letter : paper : handwritten, printed : ink : beige, blue, black ; Ht: 11 in. x W: 8,5 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, printed : ink : beige, blue, black ; Ht: 11 in. x W: 8,5 in.
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
May 1976
Physical Condition
Excellent
Language
English
Notes
Double-sided. Sender is Rabbi Pinchas Hirschprung. He is writing to Jan Zwartendijk, the former Dutch Consul in Kaunas (Kovno). He personally thanks Mr. Zwartendijk (the father of the donor) for saving his life and those of other Jews. Mrs. Hirszprung has stated that she wrote the letter on her husband's behalf. Narrative: Jan Zwartendijk was the Lithuanian director of Philips' radio and electronic company. He was briefly appointed Dutch consul in Kovno (Lithuania), from June to August 1940. With the support of L.P.J. de Decker, the Dutch ambassador in Riga (Latvia), Zwartendijk issued permits for Jewish refugees to enter Caraçao in the Dutch West Indies. After he was dismissed from his position as consul, he returned to the occupied Netherlands and continued to work at Philips. He has been honoured as Righteous Among Nations by Yad Vashem.
Accession No.
2002.14.03
Name Access
Zwartendyk, Jan
Places
Montreal, Canada, North America
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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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, blue, gold ; Ht: 8 in. x W: 9,5 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 : typed : ink : beige, black, blue, gold ; Ht: 8 in. x W: 9,5 in.
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
1977
Physical Condition
Good
Language
English
Notes
1 page official letter on letterhead from Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau to the Association of Survivors of Nazi Oppression on the celebrations organized on the occastion of the 32nd anniversary of the Liberation. The letter commends them for their strength and their work. Narrative: The Association of Survivors of Nazi Oppression was founded circa 1960 in Montreal. It was an active organization founded in order to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust. The Association was instrumental in the creation of the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre (1976).
Accession No.
2011X.359.01
Name Access
Zablow, Lou
Places
Ottawa, 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 : handwritten : ink : beige, black ; Ht: 11 1/2 in. x W: 8 1/2 in.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Letter : paper : handwritten : ink : beige, black ; Ht: 11 1/2 in. x W: 8 1/2 in.
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
March 26, 1944
Physical Condition
Good
Language
Hungarian
Notes
2 pages. Personal letter from a father to his daughter, explaining why he was forced to leave her and admonishing her to have a good life and be grateful for the opportunities she will be given. Narrative: Written to the donor by her father. She was to be sent to her uncle and aunt (her father's brother and his wife) when she was 6 or 7 months old. Her father was sent to a forced labour camp in the Ukraine; he died during the war. Her mother was placed in a ghetto, then was later deported to Bergen-Belsen. Marie went with her. Both survived the war.
Accession No.
1997.18.21
Name Access
Retek, Marie
Places
Hungary, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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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, black ; Ht: 11 1/2 in. x W: 8 1/2 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 : handwritten : ink : beige, black ; Ht: 11 1/2 in. x W: 8 1/2 in.
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
March 26, 1944
Physical Condition
Good
Language
Hungarian
Notes
1 page. Personal letter from a mother to her sister in law in Italy, asking her to take good care of her daughter, 6 month old Marika. She is sending her daughter away because she believes she will have a better chance of survival with her aunt. Narrative: Written to the donor by her father. She was to be sent to her uncle and aunt (her father's brother and his wife) when she was 6 or 7 months old. Her father was sent to a forced labour camp in the Ukraine; he died during the war. Her mother was placed in a ghetto, then was later deported to Bergen-Belsen. Marie went with her. Both survived the war.
Accession No.
1997.18.23
Name Access
Retek, Marie
Places
Hungary, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Letter : Paper ; Ht: 11 in. x W: 8 1/2 in.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Letter : Paper ; Ht: 11 in. x W: 8 1/2 in.
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
June 14, 1977
Physical Condition
Good
Language
English
Notes
This document is a letter from the provincial government of the province Niedersachsen, Germany (Niedersaechsische Landesverwaltungsamt) to Estera Rosengarten. The letter is concerning the compensation-claims according of the federal compensation law. They need further information about the medical reports of her former husband Alex Rosengarten. Also they need certified translations and an exact list about the hospital where he stayed and the doctors who treated him.
Accession No.
1997.06.26
Name Access
Rosengarten, Aaron
Places
Hannover, Germany, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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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: 11 5/8 in. x W: 8 1/4 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 : typed : ink : beige, black ; Ht: 11 5/8 in. x W: 8 1/4 in.
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
May 26, 1961
Physical Condition
Good
Language
Slovak
Notes
1 page official letter detailing the activities of Jan Podoba, director of the post office of Bánovce nad Bebravou, Slovakia during the war. Written by David Grunhut, the president of the Jewish community of Banovce; it is stamped and witnessed. Narrative: This document was commissioned by Jan Podoba in the hopes that it would help his daughter Sonia and her husband Enrique Ferrer claim asylum in Canada. Podoba used his position to warn Jews of upcoming round-ups. He also worked with the Partisans.
Accession No.
2009.06.01
Name Access
Ferrer, Sonia
Places
B√°novce nad Bebravou, Slovakia, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
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Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Letter : Paper : handwritten : Graphite pencil : brown, grey ; Ht: 29,8 cm x W: 21,1 cm
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 : Graphite pencil : brown, grey ; Ht: 29,8 cm x W: 21,1 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Physical Condition
Good
Language
Hungarian
Notes
3 pages, single-sided. Folded once horizontally and once vertically. Document contains a letter of complaint (most likely a draft) from Gusztáv Weinberger to the Land Distribution Committee, in which he complains that his parents' land plot has still not been returned to him. His parents did agricultural activities as their main profession until they were deported. The other two papers are letters between the local council and the Land Distribution Committee in which the local council confirms that their principal profession was indeed agriculture. Narrative: Donor is Elaine Kalman Naves, daughter of Gusztáv and Anikó Weinberger. Gusztáv returned from the front to learn that 34 members of his extended family, including his wife and small daughter Évike, had been deported to Auschwitz. Only one cousin returned. He remarried Anikó Schwartz and they had two daughters, Elaine and Judith. Despite his efforts, Gusztáv did not receive any compensation for the loss of his family's property during the war. This collection of correspondence was used as part of the research for the following book: Kalman Naves, Elaine. Journey to Vaja: Reconstructing the World of a Hungarian-Jewish Family. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1996. Print.
Accession No.
2014.01.146
Name Access
Kalman Naves, Elaine
Places
Hungary, 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, typed : Ink : beige, black, purple ; Ht: 25,4 cm x W: 20,3 cm
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: 25,4 cm x W: 20,3 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
September 17, 1947
Physical Condition
Good
Language
English
Notes
1 page horizontal document. One-sided. Official letter typed on the purple header of the Immigration Branch of the Department of Mines and Resources adressed to Mrs. Janet Weiss concerning her sister Lea (Leah?) Erman's new address. Narrative: Leah Erman was a dressmaker in Opatow (Poland) before the war. During World War II, she was forced to live in a ghetto in Sandomierz (Poland) with her husband, Saul and their son Meir. In 1943, Leah and her son were sent to Starachowice labor camp (Poland). In 1944, the labour camp was liquidated and the prisoners still able to work were sent to Auschwitz (Poland). Upon arrival, Leah was separated from Meir. They both survived the Holocaust and Leah immigrated came to Montreal from Austria.Her son first went to Palestine and later immigrated to Montreal. Saul was killed in Sachsenhausen concentration camp (Germany) in 1945.
Accession No.
1991.14.22
Name Access
Erman, Meir
Places
Ottawa, Canada, North America
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Letter : Paper : typed, handwritten : Ink : beige, black, purple ; Ht: 10,8 cm x W: 21 cm
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Letter : Paper : typed, handwritten : Ink : beige, black, purple ; Ht: 10,8 cm x W: 21 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
September 24, 1947
Physical Condition
Good
Language
English
Notes
1 horizontal. page. Typed and hand signed letter from the intergovernmental refugee organisation in Stuttgart to Lea (Leah) Erman and Motel Seltzer. The document has some handwritten notes. It states that Leah Erman must report to Flandera Kaserne for an interview and an examination regarding her immigration to Canada. Narrative: Before the war, Leah Erman was a dressmaker in Opatow (Poland). During World War II, she was forced to live in a ghetto in Sandomierz (Poland) with her husband, Saul and their son Meir. In 1943, Leah and her son were sent to Starachowice labor camp (Poland). In 1944, the labour camp was liquidated and the prisoners still able to work were sent to Auschwitz (Poland). Upon arrival, Leah was separated from Meir. They both survived the Holocaust and Leah immigrated came to Montreal from Austria.Her son first went to Palestine and later immigrated to Montreal. Saul was killed in Sachsenhausen concentration camp (Germany) in 1945.
Accession No.
1991.14.25
Name Access
Erman, Meir
Places
Stuttgart, Germany, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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