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Collection
Montreal Holocaust Museum
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Letter : Paper : HandwrInkitten : Graphite pencil : Beige, Grey ; Ht: 3 3/8 in. x W: 5 1/4 in.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
Montreal Holocaust Museum
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Letter : Paper : HandwrInkitten : Graphite pencil : Beige, Grey ; Ht: 3 3/8 in. x W: 5 1/4 in.
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
[Prior to 1943]
Physical Condition
Good
Language
German
Notes
1 page, single-sided. Document is a short, undated note from Heinz Mises to his Aunt Anny and Uncle Ylan (Tuwja and Chana Bercovicz). Narrative: Chana (Chane, Annie) (Trompeter) Berkowicz was the mother of the donor, Jack (Jacques) Berkowicz. Her sister Esther Mises (Mieses) was deported from the Drancy transit camp to Auschwitz-Birkenau on September 4, 1942, on Transport 28 with her two sons, Heinrich (Heinz), born in 1932, and Hermann, born in 1933. Born in Mielec, Poland, Chana 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. Tuwja (Tuwyas, Tuwia, Tuvia, Tobias) Bercowicz (Berkowicz) was the donor's father. 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. 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.
2005.01.30
Name Access
Berkowicz, Jack
Places
, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Museum
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Jewish Committee on Calendar Reform

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn44178
Collection
CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Correspondence ; Ht:26.3 cm x W:27 cm : English
Fonds No.
SH-01; 428
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Correspondence ; Ht:26.3 cm x W:27 cm : English
Date
December 6, 1932
Fonds No.
SH-01
Item No.
428
Physical Condition
Excellent
Notes
Letter form Dr. J.H. Hertz, Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the British Empire, to the President and Council at Congregation Shaar Hashomayim, thanking them for their "defence of the Sabbath against revolutionary changes in the Calendar that would have imperilled religious life." The letter also mentions that Dr. Hertz has sent the Congregation a copy of his book "The Battle for the Sabbath at Geneva."
Places
48 Hamilton Terrace, London, N.W.8, England, England
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Museum and Archives
Images
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