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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
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 : 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
  2 images  
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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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
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)
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
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: 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
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 : 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
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
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 : 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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