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MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
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Item
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textual record
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Passport : Printed, Bound, Handwritten : Beige, Black, Red, Blue, ; Ht: 5 1/2 in. x W: 3 7/8 in.
Archival / Genealogical
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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Passport : Printed, Bound, Handwritten : Beige, Black, Red, Blue, ; Ht: 5 1/2 in. x W: 3 7/8 in.
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
October 31, 1947
Physical Condition
Good
Language
Polish
French
Notes
40 pages, bound with two staples. Polish passport issued to Tuwja Berkowicz by the Polish Consulate in Brussels, Belgium. Occupation and physical description on page 2. Small b&w photograph of subject affixed on page 3 with 4 staples. Issued October 31, 1947. Valid for 1 year, only in Canada. Other information and visa stamps throughout passport relate to subject's emigration to Canada. in April 1948. 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.
2005.01.21
Name Access
Berkowicz, Jack
Places
Brussels, Belgium, Europe
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Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Passport : Paper : printed, handwritten : Ink : red, green, black, blue ; Ht: 15 cm x W: 10.2 cm
Archival / Genealogical
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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Passport : Paper : printed, handwritten : Ink : red, green, black, blue ; Ht: 15 cm x W: 10.2 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
1950-1951
Physical Condition
Good
Language
French
Notes
Belgian passeport with a red cover and light green pages. Information is filled out in handwriting assigning the document to Icek Rabinowicz. A black and white photograph of Icek is stapled to the top right corner of page three. Several passport stamps are distributed throughout the pages including a statement of authorization to enter Canada on page seven. Eleven fiscal stamps placed on various pages throughout the document. Narrative: Donor is the son of Icek Rabinowicz and Mindla Rabinowicz (born Elgarten). Icek Rabinowicz was born in Ciechanow, Poland in 1919 and immigrated to Belgium with his family at the age of 10 years old. Icek remained in Belgium during the war. He survived by concealing his Jewish Identity and carried false identification papers. He was a member of the Belgian Resistance movement along with his future wife Mindla, whom he had met through a Jewish youth group. They married in Brussels in 1946 and had two children, Daniel and Élise Rabinowicz. The family immigrated to Canada in 1951, settling in Montréal, where Icek found work in his profession as a pursemaker. Mindla later went to University and obtained a degree as a translator
Accession No.
2014.03.11
Name Access
Rabinowicz, Daniel
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Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Passport : Paper : handwritten, printed : Ink : red, green, black, blue ; Ht: 15 cm x W: 10.2 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
Passport : Paper : handwritten, printed : Ink : red, green, black, blue ; Ht: 15 cm x W: 10.2 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
1950-1951
Physical Condition
Good
Language
French
Notes
Belgian passeport with a red cover and light green pages. Information is filled out in handwriting assigning the document to Mindla Elgarten. A black and white photograph of of Mindla isvisa stapled to the top right corner of page three. Several passport stamps are distributed throughout the pages including a statement of authorization to enter Canada on page seven and a handwritten authorization to travel with her two children. (page four. Six fiscal stamps on various pages throughout the document. Narrative: Donor is the son of Icek Rabinowicz and Mindla Rabinowicz (born Elgarten). Mindla was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1923 and immigrated to Brussels with her family in 1926. Icek was born in 1919 in Ciechanow, Poland and immigrated to Belgium with his family at the age of 10. The two met through a Jewish youth group. They survived the war in Belgium by concealing their Jewish Identity and carrying false identification papers. They were also both members of the Belgian Resistance movement where they distributed false identification papers to other Jews in Belgium. They married in Brussels in 1946 and had two children, Daniel and Élise Rabinowicz. They immigrated to Canada in 1951, settling in Montréal, where Icek found work in his profession as a pursemaker. Mindla later went to University and obtained a degree as a translator. Mindla had two younger siblings and only her brother survived by hiding at a clergy house. Her sister was arrested by Germans and sent to a concentration camp where she was presumably killed.
Accession No.
2014.03.12
Name Access
Rabinowicz, Daniel
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Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Passport : paper : Print : ink : Olive green, beige, black, purple ; Ht: 13 cm x W: 10 cm
Archival / Genealogical
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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Passport : paper : Print : ink : Olive green, beige, black, purple ; Ht: 13 cm x W: 10 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
September 23, 1927
Physical Condition
Poor
Language
Polish
Notes
Passport, originally forty pages, back cover has calligraphic monogram, stamped Danzig and Canada. Passport expired 16 September 1928. Issued to Icek Cytrynbaum. Narrative: Icek Cytrynbaum was the father of the donor. He was born on May 12, 1906 in Bodzechów, Poland. Esther Orenstein (Estera Laja Orensztajn), the donor's mother, was born in 1905 in Denków, Poland, and moved to Canada in 1930 after a failed voyage in 1929 due to lacking the required vaccinations. Icek and Esther were married in 1924. They both immigrated to Canada declaring that they were unmarried, and they remarried in Toronto in 1930.
Accession No.
2002.18.04
Name Access
Cytrynbaum, Stanley
Places
Poland, 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
Passport : Paper : Printed, Stamped, Handwritten : Ink : Beige, Black, Purple, Green, Red ; Ht: 16 cm x W: 10,8 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
Passport : Paper : Printed, Stamped, Handwritten : Ink : Beige, Black, Purple, Green, Red ; Ht: 16 cm x W: 10,8 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
September 13, 1929
Physical Condition
Good
Language
German
French
Notes
48 pages. Soft cover, paper bound with string. Cover is brown cardboard; the title and a coat of arms is printed in the centre in black. Numbered 890873 at top centre. Issued for Otto Bondy; his name, nationality and passport number are on page 1, a physical description of him and information about his children is found on page 2, and his b&w photo and signature are on page 3. Dates of issue, expiration and renewals are on page 4. Pages 5-39 are stamped with travel visas to European countries. Pages 40-46 are blank. Pages 47-48 are stamped with information relating to currency exchange transactions. Narrative: Otto Bondy was the father of the donor, Walter Absil. He was born in Vienna, Austria on January 27, 1897, and fled to Belgium with his family in 1938. He was deported from the Malines (Melechen) transit camp in Belgium to Auschwitz in September 1943, where he was murdered.
Accession No.
1990.96.22
Name Access
Absil, Walter
Places
Vienna, Austria, 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
Passport : Paper : green, beige
Archival / Genealogical
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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Passport : Paper : green, beige
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
July 29, 1938
Language
German
Notes
Green cover booklet, beige green pages with orange motif in watermark. Passport belonging to Gerhart Adolf Maass, a German Jew. First page stamped with red "J" and date 1/1/1939, circular ink stamp from the Police President of Hamburg and another green circular ink stamp. Second page has b&w identity photograph and 4 circular ink stamps from the Police President of Hamburg.Passport was issued on July 29, 1938 for a validity of one year. Pages contain stamps from travels to Sweden, Belgium and immigration to Canada (1938-10-13). On page 11 is a note stating that from 1939-01-06, the name "Israel" is added to the passport holder's name; this note as well as the red J were added by the German consul while Gerhart Maass was already living in Montreal. Narrative: The middle name Israel is added to Gerhart Maass' name as per the Second Ordinance on the Implementation of the Law on the Amendment of Surnames and Family Names of 17 August 1938. This law aimed to identify German Jews by their first names. Unless they already had a name “viewed by the German people as a typical Jewish name", they had to take the name Israel or Sara starting in January 1939. The Law on the Amendment of Surnames and Family Names and its amendments were prepared by the Ministry of the Interior and written by Hans Globke. The implementation of this regulation is seen as "the first attempt at a general, external marking of the Jews" (See reference: Uwe Dietrich Adam: Judenpolitik im Dritten Reich. Unv. Nachdr. Düsseldorf 2003, ISBN 3-7700-4063-5, S. 120.) Gerhart Adolf Maass (Hambourg 1918-Montreal 2009), also known as “Gerry”, was the youngest son of Adolf Maass and Käthe Elsbach. In 1935, summoned by his parents to leave Germany, Gerhart had no other idea in mind than coming to Canada. He was well supported by a distant cousin of his father, Rudolf van der Walde, who owned an import business in Hamburg with several subsidiaries around the world. The idea was that once hired, Gerhart could be transferred to the Canadian office of the company. After having worked in Sweden for the Swedish subsidiary, and only after obtaining permission to come to Canada, Gerhart had to return to Germany in 1938 in order to renew his passport and seek a visa at the Canadian Consulate in Hamburg. Gerhart came to Canada in November 1938 and tried to help his parents out of Germany, but in vain. He enlisted in the Canadian Army in 1942 and in 1944 received his certificate of naturalization, which allowed him to be accepted into the Secret intelligence services. Gerhart served in France, Holland and Germany where he was stationed in the town of Oldenburg, in the British Zone and became the personal assistant of Major Morris DF. He returned to Herford at the end of the war, and recovered the family business (Elsbach co.) which had been confiscated by NSDAP authorities in 1938. After Liberation, he accessed the archives of the Gestapo in Hamburg and found hundreds of documents relating to his family. He learned that after being sent to Theresienstadt ghetto, his parents were deported and murdered in Auschwitz in 1944. Gerhart was the last Canadian soldier stationed in Oldenburg and was given the Canadian flag hanging over the entrance of the camp; he later donated it to the Canadian War Museum. Gerhart returned to Canada in September 1946 and settled in Montreal.
Accession No.
2010.07.10
Name Access
Maass, Joan
Places
Hamburg, Germany, Europe
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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
Passport : Paper : printed, handwritten : Ink : Beige, Black, Red ; Ht: 6,5 in. x W: 4,25 in.
Archival / Genealogical
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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Passport : Paper : printed, handwritten : Ink : Beige, Black, Red ; Ht: 6,5 in. x W: 4,25 in.
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
February 3, 1939
Physical Condition
Good
Language
German
Notes
32 pages, missing cover. Reichsadler on cover page, top centre and in centre of circular stamps on page 2. Numbered 85216. German passport issued to Felix Guido Schlittner in Vienna on February 3, 1939. Red 'J' stamped on cover indicated that the subject was Jewish. Small b&w photo of subject on page 2, affixed with metal grommet. Page 3 contains a physical description of subject and lists his occupation as merchant. Stamped with exit visa from Shanghai Consulate in Vienna, March 30, 1939; two stamps on April 12, 1939: one allowing him to take luggage with him and another allowing him to take money with him. All three stamps on a page that was not scanned. On back cover, stamps indicate that subject passed through Italy and Switzerland in mid-April 1939 on the way to Shanghai. Narrative: Felix Guido Schlittner was the husband of the donor, Sima Schlittner. A Viennese Jew, he fled the Third Reich and sought refuge in Shanghai, China. As an international settlement until 1941, Shanghai was an open city without immigration restrictions and the only place in the world that did not require an entry visa. As such, approximately 18 000 Jews from Germany, Austria and Poland sought refuge there in the 1930s and early 1940s.
Accession No.
1996.12.01
Name Access
Schlittner, Sima
Places
Vienna, Austria, 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
Passport : Paper : Printed, Handwritten : Ink : Beige, Black, Brown, Red ; Ht: 6,5 in. x W: 4,25 in.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  2 images  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Passport : Paper : Printed, Handwritten : Ink : Beige, Black, Brown, Red ; Ht: 6,5 in. x W: 4,25 in.
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
July 31, 1939
Physical Condition
Excellent
Language
German
Notes
32 pages, bound with staples. Soft brown cover with Reichsadler in centre. First page has J stamped in red ink to designate the subject as Jewish. Subject's name has been modified to include the middle name Israel as another identifying measure. Second page has b&w photograph of subject at top left corner, affixed with a metal grommet. Signature beneath photo also has the second name Israel added. Third page contains physical description of subject and lists his occupation as merchant. Passport numbered 86539, issued July 31, 1939 Pages 6-7 contain multiple stamps needed to leave Germany and enter England. Narrative: The middle name Israel is added to passport holder Edgar Strauss' name as per the Second Ordinance on the Implementation of the Law on the Amendment of Surnames and Family Names of 17 August 1938. This law aimed to identify German Jews by their first names. Unless they already had a name “viewed by the German people as a typical Jewish name", they had to take the name Israel or Sara starting in January 1939. The Law on the Amendment of Surnames and Family Names and its amendments were prepared by the Ministry of the Interior and written by Hans Globke. The implementation of this regulation is seen as "the first attempt at a general, external marking of the Jews" (See reference: Uwe Dietrich Adam: Judenpolitik im Dritten Reich. Unv. Nachdr. Düsseldorf 2003, ISBN 3-7700-4063-5, S. 120.) Edgar Strauss, was born in 1909 in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany. He was forced to stop his studies, and then lost his job due to Nazi anti-Jewish laws. During the Kristallnacht pogroms in 1938, he was arrested and interned in Dachau. Upon release, he fled to Luxembourg but returned to Germany for fear of reprisals against his father. In August 1939, Edgar obtained this passport and the necessary visas to leave the country. He travelled to England, arriving in Harwich, where he worked in a machine shop. After the Battle of Dunkirk in June 1940, the UK interned all Germans as enemy aliens. Edgar was sent first to the Isle of Man, and then to internment camps in Canada. He spent time in Camp T in Trois-Rivières, Quebec; Camp B, in New Brunswick, and Camp I, Île aux Noix, Quebec. He was released in 1942, and settled in Montreal.
Accession No.
2011X.322.02
Name Access
STRAUSS, Edgar
Places
Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany, Europe
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Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
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Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Passport : paper : Print : ink : Olive green, beige, black, purple ; Ht: 13 cm x W: 10 cm
Archival / Genealogical
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MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Passport : paper : Print : ink : Olive green, beige, black, purple ; Ht: 13 cm x W: 10 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
September 23, 1927
Physical Condition
Poor
Language
Polish
Notes
Passport, originally forty pages, back cover has calligraphic monogram, stamped Danzig and Canada. Passport expired 16 September 1928. Issued to Icek Cytrynbaum. Narrative: Icek Cytrynbaum was born on 12 May 1906 in the Polish city of Bookechoir (?). Esther Orenstein (Estera Laja Orenstejn) was born in 1905, and moved to Canada from Danzig in 1930 after a failed voyage in 1929 due to lacking the required vaccinations. Icek and Esther were married in 1924, approximately in February with the Gregorian calendar.
Accession No.
2002.18.4
Name Access
Cytrynbaum, Stanley
Places
Poland, 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
object
Physical Description
Passport : paper : Printed : ink : Olive green, beige, black, purple ; Ht: 13 cm x W: 9,5 cm
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Passport : paper : Printed : ink : Olive green, beige, black, purple ; Ht: 13 cm x W: 9,5 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
1929
Physical Condition
stained
Language
Polish
Notes
Passport with multiple ink stamps and a decorative monograph on back cover. 'Dowod Osobisty' written on cover (translated, I.D. Card), personal and voyage data inside. Issued to Estera Laja Orenstejn from Poland in 1929. She used it to immigrate to Canada in 1930. Narrative: Icek Cytrynbaum was born on 12 May 1906 in the Polish city of Bookechoir (?). Esther Orenstein (Estera Laja Orenstejn) was born in 1905, and moved to Canada from Danzig in 1930 after a failed voyage in 1929 due to lacking the required vaccinations. Icek and Esther were married in 1924, approximately in February with the Gregorian calendar.
Accession No.
2002.18.6
Name Access
Cytrynbaum, Stanley
Places
Denov, Poland, Europe
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Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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