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Ben Karp fonds

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Collection
Ben Karp fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
multiple media
Fonds No.
I0029
Scope and Content
Fonds consists Yiddish Bar Mitzvah speech delivered November 16, 1930; Benjamin Kapinsky’s News Vendor’s Licenses, (1934,1935); photocopy of newspaper clipping "Five Ottawa brothers are in armed services" July, 1942; Canada Club, Paris registration, 1945; Canadian Army (active) discharge certifica…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Ben Karp fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
multiple media
Scope and Content
Fonds consists Yiddish Bar Mitzvah speech delivered November 16, 1930; Benjamin Kapinsky’s News Vendor’s Licenses, (1934,1935); photocopy of newspaper clipping "Five Ottawa brothers are in armed services" July, 1942; Canada Club, Paris registration, 1945; Canadian Army (active) discharge certificates, 1946; two small membership pins; Agudath Israel Sisterhood Certificate and Kiwanianne tributes to Mrs. Ben Karp, 1964; memorial tributes, 1991-1992.
Date
1930-1946, 1991-1992
Fonds No.
I0029
History Biographical
Ben Karp (b. 1918 d. 1991) was one of nine sons of Dora and Max Kapinsky. All, except one brother Nap Kapinsky, shortened their surname to Karp. To help with the family finances after the death of his father, Ben sold news papers on the best location in Ottawa, Union Station and the Chateau Laurier. After graduation from the High School of Commerce where he met his future wife Etta Shulman, he worked briefly for the Government of Canada. He enlisted in the Canadian Army and was part of the infantry which liberated Holland. After a brief period of operating an IGA store, he entered the real estate business and formed his own company, Acadian Realty Co. Ltd. In 1990, Ben Karp received the Jewish Community Centre Volunteer of the Year Award for his outstanding achievement in volunteer involvement with the centre. He also was past president of Agudath Israel Congregation, a member of B’nai B’rith Ottawa Lodge since 1949 and a 36 year association with Rideau Kiwanis Club. He also served as president of the Ottawa Jewish Historical Society between 1986 and 1992.
Acquisition Source
Ben Karp, August 17, 1989. News Vendor Licenses donated by Mrs Ben Karp (Etta), September 23, 2002 and military material on October 3, 2002.
Notes
1. One pin has the initials H.Y.M.A., the numbers 35 and belonged to Etta Karp’s father, Harry Shulman. The other pin has the word JAFFA and the number 37. 2. All Kapinsky boys, except Nap, changed their name to Karp as a simplification. Nap maintained the family Kapinsky name as he was heavily involved in the Ottawa Jewish community. 3. Of the nine sons born to Dora and max, eight survived infancy.
Related Material
Related material in Biographical files, Ottawa Jewish Historical Society fonds, Agudath Israel Congregation fonds.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Allan Karp fonds

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Collection
Allan Karp fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
textual record ; 1 photograph : b&w
Fonds No.
I0015
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of one reprinted photograph of Allan in his uniform and an article about Kapinsky brothers who served in WWII.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Allan Karp fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
textual record ; 1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of one reprinted photograph of Allan in his uniform and an article about Kapinsky brothers who served in WWII.
Date
ca. 1940
Fonds No.
I0015
History Biographical
Allan Karp (b. 1922) was born in Ottawa, one of eight boys born to Max and Dora Karp. His parents fled Russia in 1902. Arriving at the Polish border, immigration officials changed the family name of Karpionack to Kapinsky. Max Kapinsky died prematurely so Allan and his brothers all started to work early in life. Allan attended York Street Public School and graduated from the Ottawa technical High School. He was also a member of the Maccabean Athletic Association. In 1940, he joined the air force ground crew just short of his 18th birthday. Allan was a track and field athlete in high school and continued to pursue in athletics with the Canadian air force track team participating in meets in England. While serving on the east coast of England, Germans planes came in under the clouds and machine gunned his station. A hangar roof collapsed on him and he was initially given up for dead. He survived this accident only to later be involved in an air sea rescue off the coast of Greenland where his Catalina flying boat crashed in the water and he was the only survivor. He married an English woman, Barbara Stephenson. They came to Ottawa for a few years and then returned to England and settled near Nottingham, where he first had a small shop business, and later turned to insurance.
Notes
1. Information obtained from Allan Karp in a telephone conversation in the fall of 2007 for the Maccabean Athletic Association exhibit. 2. All Kapinsky boys, except Nap, changed their name to Karp as a simplification. Nap maintained the family Kapinsky name as he was heavily involved in the Ottawa Jewish community. 3. Nine sons were born to Max and Dora Kapinsky and one son died.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Military Personnel file: KARP. Louis

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn89131
Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
CJC0001; DA 18.1; DA 18.1-12-136
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Date
1943
Fonds No.
CJC0001
Series No.
DA 18.1
File No.
DA 18.1-12-136
Subjects
Military Personnel file: KARP. Louis
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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