Family register : Paper : Printed, Handwritten : Ink : Brown, Black, Red, Purple ; Ht: 6,5 in. x W: 4,25 in.
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June 22, 1942-November 18, 1950
12 pages, Bound with staples, brown cardboard cover. Document registering the civil status of the Karasin-Hasfeld family. Dated 1942, numbered 26. Page 3 contains details of the marriage of Chaim Karasin and Ruchla Hasfeld, in Graulhet, France, on June 22, 1942. Pages 5 and 6 contain information about their children: Béatriex (Beatrice) Luba; Hélène-Myriame; Ruth; and Joseph Ruben. Beatrice was born in France in 1941, the other three children were born in Belgium after the war. Narrative: This document was the family register of the donor, her parents and her three siblings. The family survived the war in Belgium, France and Switzerland.
Harold and Eva Levy, long-time residents of Cote St-Luc, were active community members. Mr. Levy began his career as a tailor. He later went on to manufacturing children's outwear. Items in the collection reflect the history of manufacturing in Montreal, such as the W&W pedal sewing machine. Other notable items include the 'pearly outfits' (which were costumes made for a charity event), with buttons hand sewn into elaborate designs by the Levys and their friends. The Levys were also part of the original founders of the Beth Zion congregation in Cote St-Luc. The first cheder for the congregation was held in the Levy home. Mr. Levy was also a member of the Pipe Smokers' Club of Montreal. Mr. Levy served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II.
The Fonds consists of correspondence, photographs and ephemera related to the war time relationship and marriage of Nathan and Ruth Benditsky. The material focuses predominently on the years 1945 and 1946, during which the couple organizes their Manchester wedding and arranges Ruth's eventual immig…
The Fonds consists of correspondence, photographs and ephemera related to the war time relationship and marriage of Nathan and Ruth Benditsky. The material focuses predominently on the years 1945 and 1946, during which the couple organizes their Manchester wedding and arranges Ruth's eventual immigration to Canada.
Photographs and negatives found among the textual material were placed into acid-free envelopes. A single film roll was cut for preservation and placed in flat 35mm negative files.
Nathan Benditsky was born in Montreal on June 28th, 1918. He was one of six children born to Israel and Esther Benditsky who had emigrated from Russia in 1908. After beginning to work in family's textile trimmings business, he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1941 along with his two brothers Samuel and Rubin. Soon stationed overseas, he met Ruth Schrager and in October 1945, the two married in Manchester, England. Travelling back to Canada in 1946, Nathan Benditsky returned to the family business, Star Pleating Inc. Nathan ran the company alongisde his brother Samuel and father, Israel. The business continued into the late 1990's moving from Rue Alymer to Mount-Royal Avenue.
Ruth Benditsky (nee Schrager) was born on May 10th, 1927 in Vienna. Her parents Mortiz and Rachel Schrager, and sister Mirjam Zimmerman (nee Schrager) moved to England in 1937. After marrying, Ruth Benditsky waited a number of months before recieving her travel arrangements from the Canadian Wives' Bureau. Alongside thousands of other women, she immigrated to Canada in July 1946.
Numerous relationships were initiated during World War II between Canadian military personnel and citizens living in areas where the military was stationed. Though such relationships were officially discouraged by the military, many nonetheless resulted in marriage. In 1946 the majority of newly-wed women, and some men, travelled to Canada to join their partners following the war. The estimated 48,000 war brides that made the transatlantic trip represented a significant influx of new immigrants from Britian, as well as the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy and Germany.
Once Ruth and Nathan Benditsky were reunited in Montreal, they worked to bring Ruth's family to North America. Moritz and Rachel Schrager, as well as Ruth's grandmother, Rivka Monath, settled in Montreal in the late 1940's. Ruth and Nathan Benditsky raised three children, Howard Benditsky, Suzan Baron and Naomi Benditsky. Ruth Benditsky died in 1980, survived by Nathan Benditsky, who died in 1999.
This material was donated to the Jewish Public Library Archives by the Benditsky Family in 2012. The material of the Fonds was in the possesion of Nathan Benditsky until his death in 1999.
The Bendisky Family Fonds was initially recieved "unsorted". In October 2012 the fonds was physically arranged to reflect the Fonds' series, as no disernable original order could be established.
Material in the Benditsky Fonds is restricted to researchers with academic affiliation. Please contact the Jewish Public Library Archives for further information.
Consists of educational certificates and numerous portraits of Kruger family members from the late 19th century to the mid-20th century.
Chaim Kruger (1875-1933), was a Talmudic scholar and contributor to the Keneder Adler newspaper. Various members of the Kruger family were involved in music in Montreal in the first half of the century as well as being high school and university educated.
Transferred to the JPL Archives by members of the Kruger family.