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Artist Terry Lightman

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn44508
Collection
CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
Description Level
Item
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
Video : DV tape : English : duration: 1 min 22 sec
Fonds No.
SH-01; 320
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 video     1 image  
Collection
CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
Description Level
Item
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
Video : DV tape : English : duration: 1 min 22 sec
Date
2002
Fonds No.
SH-01
Item No.
320
Physical Condition
Excellent
Notes
Interview with artist Terry Lightman, a long-time curator of the Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Museum and Library. Many of her works are shown in this video clip.
Places
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Museum and Archives
Video Tracks
Images
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BAUM, Gregory - Interview by Sharon Gubbay Helfer for Quebec Dialogue Pioneers project

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn60185
Collection
GUBBAY HELFER, Sharon
Description Level
Item
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
mini video cassette
Fonds No.
P0246; SVM MC 31 05
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 video  
Collection
GUBBAY HELFER, Sharon
Description Level
Item
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
mini video cassette
Date
May 6, 2009
Fonds No.
P0246
Item No.
SVM MC 31 05
Notes
First half of an 89 minute long interview, on 2 cassettes. In a 5 minute series of clips from this portion, Professor of Theology Gregory Baum speaks of his early history and his internment experience upon arriving in Canada in 1939.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
Video Tracks
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Blowing of the Shofar

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn44499
Collection
CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
Description Level
Item
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
Video : VCR tape : English : duration: 30.83 seconds
Fonds No.
SH-01; 224
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 video  
Collection
CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
Description Level
Item
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
Video : VCR tape : English : duration: 30.83 seconds
Date
2001
Fonds No.
SH-01
Item No.
224
Physical Condition
Excellent
Notes
The shofar is blown as an awakening sign and an encouragement for reflection.
Places
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Museum and Archives
Video Tracks
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Camp Kindervelt

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn78146
Collection
Camp Kindervelt/Camp Unzer Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
1 film reel : col.
Fonds No.
1357; 1357_001
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 video     1 image  
Collection
Camp Kindervelt/Camp Unzer Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
1 film reel : col.
Date
1949-1954
Fonds No.
1357
Item No.
1357_001
Storage Location
8-5A
Notes
Film capturing daily activities at Camp Kindervelt and Camp Unzer, between 1949-1954.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
Video Tracks
Images
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Children and the Synagogue

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn44503
Collection
CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
Description Level
Item
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
Video : DV tape : English : duration: 15 sec.
Fonds No.
SH-01; 257
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 video  
Collection
CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
Description Level
Item
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
Video : DV tape : English : duration: 15 sec.
Date
2001
Fonds No.
SH-01
Item No.
257
Physical Condition
Good
Notes
Millie Lande, C.M., comments about the role of the synagogue in children's lives.
Places
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Museum and Archives
Video Tracks
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Cieply, Isak - Oral History of a Holocaust Survivor

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn67767
Collection
WITNESS TO HISTORY COLLECTION (MHMC-02)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
02:26:32
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 video     1 image  
Collection
WITNESS TO HISTORY COLLECTION (MHMC-02)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
02:26:32
Creator
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
Language
English
Notes
Isak Cieply was born on February 1, 1924 in Starachowice, Poland. He had five siblings and the family was very poor. In the fall of 1939, soon after the German invasion, the Jews of Starachowice were ordered to move into the ghetto. Isak was selected to work in a steel factory and his work pass protected him from round-ups. At the beginning of 1943 he was sent to the Bugaj camp to work in a supplies warehouse. In the summer of 1944 the camp was liquidated after rumours of the approach of the Soviet army had spread. The prisoners were taken to Auschwitz. Isak was sent to work in an electric supplies warehouse in Buna/Auschwitz III. There he met a German soldier who proposed a deal that Isak accepted. Isak was to supply this soldier with electric materials and, in return, he would get a loaf of bread every day. In January 1945 Isak was sent on a death march to the Flossenbürg concentration camp. Sometime later he was sent on another death march but succeeded to escape with some fellow prisoners. They eventually met American soldiers. After liberation Isak worked as the chief supplier of the Pfarrkirchen and Eggenfelden DP camps. He immigrated to Canada in 1948 and married the late Regina Cieply who was also a survivor. They had four children and several grandchildren, among them Jamie Benizri.
Accession No.
WTH-213
Name Access
Cieply, Isak
Places
Wierzbnik Starachowice, Poland, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
Video Tracks
Images
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Congregation Shaar Hashomayim's Choir

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn44495
Collection
CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
Description Level
Item
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
Video : VCR tape : English : duration: 51.32 seconds
Fonds No.
SH-01; 219
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 video  
Collection
CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
Description Level
Item
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
Video : VCR tape : English : duration: 51.32 seconds
Date
2001
Fonds No.
SH-01
Item No.
219
Physical Condition
Excellent
Notes
This video shows the Shaar Hashomayim choir singing, as well as Mrs. Millie Lande discussing the beauty of the Congregation's choir.
Places
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Museum and Archives
Video Tracks
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Congregation Shaar Hashomayim's Programs for Elderly People

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn44497
Collection
CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
Description Level
Item
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
Video : English : duration: 28.67 seconds
Fonds No.
SH-01; 222
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 video     1 image  
Collection
CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
Description Level
Item
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
Video : English : duration: 28.67 seconds
Date
2001
Fonds No.
SH-01
Item No.
222
Physical Condition
Excellent
Notes
"The Open Gate" is a weekly socializing program for the elderly, organized by the Congregation.
Places
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Museum and Archives
Video Tracks
Images
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Dawang, Elie - Oral History of a Holocaust Survivor

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn60321
Collection
WITNESS TO HISTORY COLLECTION (MHMC-02)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
03:55:00
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 video     1 image  
Collection
WITNESS TO HISTORY COLLECTION (MHMC-02)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
03:55:00
Creator
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
Language
French
Notes
Elie Dawang was born on January 4, 1934 in Paris, France, to Lithuanian parents. Elie has good memories of his early childhood, being raised by loving and well-off parents. In May 1940, the Dawangs left Paris for a small village near the Spanish border. Despite the great danger, they went back to Paris to liquidate the business of Feivish, Elie’s father. The three of them were arrested in September 1941 and while Feivish managed to get Elie out of prison, he couldn’t do anything to save himself or his wife. They were both sentenced and sent to jail for possessing false papers. They both ended up in Auschwitz, but Elie’s mother was gassed upon arrival whereas Feivish survived the war. Meanwhile, Elie was being taken care of by a Jewish woman. Elie and his caretaker almost got arrested during the roundup of Vel d’Hiv but managed to hide. After a few months hiding in the suburbs of Paris, they moved to the country where they stayed until liberation. When Paris was liberated, they moved back there and Elie returned to school. He reunited with his father in May 1945. They moved to Canada in 1951 with Elie’s stepmother. Elie describes the process to immigrate, his first impressions of Montreal and Canada and his involvement in Holocaust education.
Accession No.
WTH-482
Name Access
Dawang, Elie
Places
Paris, France, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
Video Tracks
Images
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Dedication by John Moss

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn44496
Collection
CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
Description Level
Item
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
Video : VCR tape : English : duration: 16.10 seconds
Fonds No.
SH-01; 220
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 video  
Collection
CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
Description Level
Item
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
Video : VCR tape : English : duration: 16.10 seconds
Date
2001
Fonds No.
SH-01
Item No.
220
Physical Condition
Excellent
Notes
The dedication for the consecration of the Shaar Hashomayim in 1886, written by John Moss, is read in this video.
Places
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Museum and Archives
Video Tracks
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The effects of September 11, 2001

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn44500
Collection
CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
Description Level
Item
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
Video : VCR tape : English : duration: 16.88 seconds
Fonds No.
SH-01; 225
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 video  
Collection
CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
Description Level
Item
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
Video : VCR tape : English : duration: 16.88 seconds
Date
2001
Fonds No.
SH-01
Item No.
225
Physical Condition
Excellent
Notes
Mrs. Millie Lande discusses the events of September 11th in relation to the Shaar Hashomayim Congregation. Mrs. Lande states, “We must have faith that we can go forward and we can still do and fulfill the dreams that all of us have for the synagogue.”
Places
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Museum and Archives
Video Tracks
Less detail

Elderly people's activities at Congregation Shaar Hashomayim

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn44494
Collection
CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
Description Level
Item
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
Video : VCR tape : English : duration: 18.11 seconds
Fonds No.
SH-01; 218
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 video  
Collection
CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
Description Level
Item
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
Video : VCR tape : English : duration: 18.11 seconds
Date
2001
Fonds No.
SH-01
Item No.
218
Physical Condition
Excellent
Notes
The Congregation offers elderly people a range of socializing activities. One woman explains them in the following way, “Sunday can be the loneliest day in the week, so we are able to get up, get dressed, put on your makeup and away we go.”
Places
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Museum and Archives
Video Tracks
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Feist, Ursula - Oral History of a Holocaust Survivor

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn60304
Collection
WITNESS TO HISTORY COLLECTION (MHMC-02)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
01:41:00
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 video     1 image  
Collection
WITNESS TO HISTORY COLLECTION (MHMC-02)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
01:41:00
Creator
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
Language
English
Notes
Ursula Feist (née Erber) was born on June 2, 1921 in Berlin, Germany. Before Hitler, Ursula, her parents and sister, Brigitta, lived in a comfortable economic status. Ursula had a good educational background. Her father was very observant and Ursula discusses how she might have turned out more observant in her life today, had she not been forced by her father to go to synagogue. With the rise of Nazism, Ursula describes living in perpetual fear from 1933 until 1939. Beginning in 1934, the family experienced financial hardship and Ursula went to a commercial college to learn how to type and take short hand. She found employment at an Italian agency from March until November 1938 -- Kristallnacht. Ursula describes Kristallnacht as the most horrible thing: she remembers coming down in the morning and seeing windows smashed and synagogues burning. By the beginning of 1939, many Jews were leaving Germany. Ursula obtained tickets to Shanghai from the Italian agency for her parents and sister. For herself, she made arrangements to go to England to stay with a longtime pen pal. On May 19, 1939, two weeks before her eighteenth birthday she got onto a children's transport to England. Her parents left for Shanghai in June 1939. She remembers the SS coming on the train and emptying out suitcases to find anything of value. In England, Ursula stayed with the Wicker family near Chester in North England. The family treated Ursula like one of their own. She had to adjust to a life where she did not have to worry. Ursula went to Birmingham and trained as a nurse. In May 1940, she was interned at a woman’s camp on the Isle of Man for one year. The British government had no way of knowing who was a Nazi sympathizer so they interned everybody. While in the camp, she met a woman from Munich who was the aunt of her future husband, David. Ursula worked as a waitress in the Cumberland Hotel and David came and asked her if he could take her to the theatre. Later she got a monitoring service job at the BBC. She listened to Hitler's speeches and had to translate and transcribe them. She and David married in 1943. David wanted to join the Commandos when he learnt that his mother was killed but instead he got into the intelligence corps and then the pioneer corps. Their first son, Anthony, was born in London in 1948. By this time, communication with Ursula’s parents had stopped. They had been living under Japanese control in Shanghai and under terrible circumstances. After the war they immigrated to Minneapolis, United States. Her father had angina and died. Later, her mother and sister moved to New York. Life in post-war England was difficult due to very high taxes. In 1951, Ursula and David came to Canada in search of employment. They did not go to the United States because they were afraid that their son would be drafted. Their second son, Daniel was born in Montreal in 1954. Ursula worked in the Neurological Hospital and then the Royal Victoria Hospital as an administrative assistant to the chief of surgery. Her children are both married and she has two grandchildren from each son. Ursula talks about the fact that she is still homesick for London; they visit very often and have very close friends there. She has also been back to Berlin several times.
Accession No.
WTH-267
Name Access
Feist, Ursula
Places
Berlin, Germany, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
Video Tracks
Images
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Film, Dedication of the Jewish Public Library at 4499 avenue d'Esplanade

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn78143
Collection
Jewish Public Library Historical Collection
Description Level
Item
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
1 film : b&w
Fonds No.
1000A; 1; 00001; 1000_00001
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 video     1 image  
Collection
Jewish Public Library Historical Collection
Description Level
Item
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
1 film : b&w
Date
October 4, 1953
Fonds No.
1000A
Series No.
1
File No.
00001
Item No.
1000_00001
Storage Location
Bay 1
Creator
Chanukas Habais Film
Related Material
Jewish Public Library Fonds
Subjects
Jewish Public Library (Montreal, Quebec)
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
Video Tracks
Images
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Frost, Jacob - Oral History of a Holocaust Survivor

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn67760
Collection
WITNESS TO HISTORY COLLECTION (MHMC-02)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
01:40:49
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 video     1 image  
Collection
WITNESS TO HISTORY COLLECTION (MHMC-02)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
01:40:49
Creator
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
Language
English
Notes
Jacob Frost was born on November 15, 1909 in Gera, Germany. He worked in a carpet factory after finishing Volksschule (primary education) and graduating from a non-Jewish high school. As soon as the Nuremberg laws were passed, he and his family were well aware of the dangers of the Nazis. By 1934, they had begun the process of trying to emigrate. Jacob witnessed Kristallnacht and was rounded up and taken to Buchenwald. He calls the experience at Buchenwald a “concentration” camp rather than an “internment” camp. He witnessed many brutalities, including a well-respected man of the community “losing his marbles” and a doctor tending this man’s self-inflicted wounds. Jacob spent five weeks at Buchenwald and could return to Gera as long as he had proof of papers to emigrate. With the advice and help of several kind gentiles along the way, Jacob made the voyage to Israel. He traveled by boat via Vienna to Salina, Romania, arriving in Israel in 1940. He immigrated to Canada in 1950.
Accession No.
WTH-075
Name Access
Frost, Jacob
Places
Gera, Germany, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
Video Tracks
Images
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Girl Guides Group at the Shaar Hashomayim

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn44492
Collection
CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
Description Level
Item
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
Video : DV recording : English : duration: 1 minute 55.92 seconds
Fonds No.
SH-01; 116
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 video  
Collection
CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
Description Level
Item
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
Video : DV recording : English : duration: 1 minute 55.92 seconds
Date
2002
Fonds No.
SH-01
Item No.
116
Physical Condition
Excellent
Notes
In this video clip Gloria Halpern, who was a member of the Girl Guides that met at the Shaar Hashomayim, discusses her experiences of being part of this group.
Places
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Museum and Archives
Video Tracks
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Goldberg, Peter - Oral History of a Holocaust Survivor

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn60297
Collection
WITNESS TO HISTORY COLLECTION (MHMC-02)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
00:59:33
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 video     1 image  
Collection
WITNESS TO HISTORY COLLECTION (MHMC-02)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
00:59:33
Creator
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
Language
English
Notes
Peter Goldberg was born on May 12, 1919 in Paberze, a village approximately 20 km from Vilnius, Lithuania (Vilna, Poland), where he and his nine siblings were raised in an orthodox Jewish home. The Russian Army occupied Vilnius in 1939 until the Germans took over in 1941. Peter recalls the many restrictions placed on Jews, including the wearing of yellow stars, forced labour, and the establishment of the Jewish ghetto. Peter and his wife had to stay in the ghetto for about seven months. They remained there, often in hiding, until it was liquidated by the German Gestapo. Then, for ten months, they paid to live in a Polish house approximately 10 km from the Ghetto. Peter was taken to do forced labour as a coal digger in Bielawaka ? concentration camp. Once the camp was liquidated, he and his wife had to return to the ghetto in Vilnius for a second time until it closed in 1943. They spent about eight months in the Vilnius HKP-562 concentration camp where Peter was forced to work as a mechanic. The Germans liquidated the camp in July 1944. After liberation by the Russian Army, he and his wife returned home. He knew that most of his family had been killed immediately upon arrival in the ghetto in Vilnius (Vilna). After the war, Peter worked as a baker and a stock keeper of food for the Russian Army. When the borders opened in 1957, Peter, his wife and their daughter immigrated to Poland. They lived there until December 1958 when they decided to immigrate to Canada, as Peter’s sister was living in Montreal. Once here, Peter worked as a butcher and manager of a meat store.
Accession No.
WTH-050
Name Access
Goldberg, Peter
Places
Paberze, Lithuania (Poland), Lithuania (Poland), Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
Video Tracks
Images
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Guiding Principles of the Shaar Hashomayim

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn44498
Collection
CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
Description Level
Item
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
Video : VCR tape : English : duration: 29.15 seconds
Fonds No.
SH-01; 223
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 video  
Collection
CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
Description Level
Item
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
Video : VCR tape : English : duration: 29.15 seconds
Date
2001
Fonds No.
SH-01
Item No.
223
Physical Condition
Excellent
Notes
The guiding principles of the Shaar Hashomayim are read in this video. These principles include the worship of God and the teaching and study of Torah.
Places
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Museum and Archives
Video Tracks
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Guter, Ernest - Oral History of a Holocaust Survivor

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn67763
Collection
WITNESS TO HISTORY COLLECTION (MHMC-02)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
01:09:12
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 video     1 image  
Collection
WITNESS TO HISTORY COLLECTION (MHMC-02)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
01:09:12
Creator
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
Language
English
Notes
Ernest Guter was born on April 7, 1917 in Toru?, Poland (Thorn, Germany). A year after his birth, his parents moved to Berlin then back to their hometown, Stolp. At a young age, Ernest joined the Maccabees and travelled across Germany preparing for the Jewish Youth Aliyah. In January 1938, he went to Berlin and became a social worker apprentice. One year later, he was transferred to the German Jewish Congress as a social worker. Ernest was in Berlin during Kristallnacht. A man helped him hide with other Jewish men in a store for several days, until it was calmer. Ernest stayed hidden in Berlin until he managed to get a visa to the United Kingdom. On the day that the German army entered Czechoslovakia, Ernest left for Great Britain. While working for the Rothschild’s, Ernest attended night-school at the College of Southampton, attempting to obtain a social science diploma. In 1940, all males with German passports living in England were interned. Ernest was originally interned in London, and then spent eight weeks interned on the Isle of Man. He was offered the choice of either staying on the Isle of Man for the duration of the war or going to either Canada or Australia. He chose Canada by chance and was sent to the Sherbrooke internment camp. Hymie Grover, a knitting-mill operator got Ernest out of the internment camp. He attended McGill University and graduated in 1945. He married a Jewish Canadian woman and has three children.
Accession No.
WTH-132
Name Access
Guter, Ernest
Places
Toru? (Thorn), Poland (Germany), Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
Video Tracks
Images
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Heller, Anita - Oral History of a Holocaust Survivor

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn67769
Collection
WITNESS TO HISTORY COLLECTION (MHMC-02)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
01:36:39
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 video     1 image  
Collection
WITNESS TO HISTORY COLLECTION (MHMC-02)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
01:36:39
Creator
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
Language
English
Notes
Anita was born on April 26, 1926 in Karlsruhe, Germany. She came from a relatively well-off family. Her father, a German businessman, served as an officer in the German Army during WWI. He attended the 1912 Olympic Games as a member of the German Soccer Team. Her mother came from Warsaw. When she was two, the family moved to Berlin to live in a villa with servants. Anita attended a small private girl school from 1932 to 1937. She wasn't really aware of her Jewish roots before 1933. But her life changed the very day Hitler came to power. As anti-Jewish laws tightened, Anita felt a little bit more excluded every day. In 1935, her brother was sent to Scotland where he attended Kurt Hahn's school. In the summer of 1937, her parents took the decision to move to Engelberg, a small town near Luzern, Switzerland. The family left Berlin, leaving everything behind them. Anita was sent to a convent school in Luzern. Although they were able to get an American visa, the family decided to move to France in 1938. Being of Alsatian descent, they were eligible for French citizenship, which drove them to settle down in Paris where they led an undisturbed life until the war broke out. Her father was interned in a camp because he came to be viewed as an enemy alien. Eventually, in May 1940 the whole family succeeded in obtaining a Canadian visa and left Paris for Montreal. Anita didn't really enjoy her first years in Montreal as she experienced strong antisemitism on one side and on the other side was rejected by fellow Jews because of her German Citizenship. In 1947, she graduated from McGill University. She got married one year later and had two children.
Accession No.
WTH-291
Name Access
Heller, Anita
Places
Karlsruhe, Germany, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
Video Tracks
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