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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Box : carved, hinged : brown, brass ; Ht: 6,5 cm x W: 8,1 cm x De: 14,2 cm
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  2 images  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Box : carved, hinged : brown, brass ; Ht: 6,5 cm x W: 8,1 cm x De: 14,2 cm
Other Title Information
Container
Physical Condition
Excellent
Notes
Wooden box with high-relief floral designs on each side and a filligree leaf design on the lid. Lid is attached to the base with 2 hinges. Narrative: The box was made by donor, David Kropveld, in woodworking class pre-war Amsterdam. David Kropveld was born in 1918 in Amsterdam. The university he was to attend was shut down by the Germans in 1940. In July 1940, David and his father joined the White Brigade resistence group in the south of France. As members of the White Brigade, David and his father gave up their Jewish identities. In October 1942, David was arrested while smuggling war-related information between occupied and Vichy France. He was tortured for ten days before being released. He was reunited with his father in Brussels, but the two were arrested by Gestapo officers one week later. They were incarcerated for three months and deported to Auschwitz concentration camp (Poland). Father and son wore the badges of political prisoners and were selected for the slave labour camp of Monowitz, where they stayed for about five days prior to being transferred to camp of Treblinka (Poland). In Treblinka, David witnessed his father’s murder at the hands of a guard. In the fall of 1944, a guard recognized David as a boxer he had admired and had him transferred back to Auschwitz and Monowitz in December 1944 to compete boxing matches against other prisoners. In December 1944, David managed to escape the death march with a few iother prisoners. He was rescued shortly after and brought to a hospital until his health improved. No members of his family survived the war. In the summer of 1945, David met his wife. In 1947, the couple emigrated to Cuba, and in 1950, to Montreal where David began a successful career as a butcher. He immediately became involved in the underground in Holland, Belgium, and France. He was involved in transporting children to safe places. He participated in armed attacks of German convoys. He suffered two shootings and was arrested in France-subsequently sent to the camp of Breendock in Belgium and then to Treblinka, Sosnovitch, and Auschwitz. He was liberated by the Russian Amy.
Accession No.
1990.83.29
Name Access
Kropveld, David
Places
Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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Certificate

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn59788
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Certificate : Paper : Typewritten : Ink : Beige, black, grey ; Ht: 8,5 cm x W: 20,5 cm
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  2 images  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Certificate : Paper : Typewritten : Ink : Beige, black, grey ; Ht: 8,5 cm x W: 20,5 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
April 22, 1943
Physical Condition
Good
Language
English
Notes
Slip of paper creased vertically, form typed on front with handwritten details. Form indicates that David Kropveld was a Displaced Person from Holland, and had been captured/deported on 1943/4/22 as a Political Prisoner Narrative: David Kropveld was born on 1918/1/3 in Amsterdam, Holland. He was the third child of Samuel Kropveld (1884/3/?) and Goedge Van Cleef (1894). His father had studied to be a doctor before he was enlisted in 1916. His mother was a nursery school teacher until her marriage. As a boy he participated in Boy Scouts, acrobatic and boxing training. He studied at a commercial college, and opened a silver, gold, and diamond business during the Great Depression. In 1936 he was chosen to represent Holland as a boxer in the Olympics, but he chose not to go. He trained as a naval officer, and was prepared to attend university when the Germans occupied Holland in May 1940. In July, David and his father joined the White Brigade resistance group in the south of France. As members, David and his father gave up their Jewish identities and were responsible for taking children to safe houses and participating in armed attacks on German convoys. During this time David used the alibis Charles Seegers and Dan Daladien. In October 1942, David was arrested while smuggling war-related information between occupied and Vichy France. He was tortured for ten days before escaping with the aid of two men from the resistance. He was reunited with his father in Brussels, but the two were arrested by Gestapo officers one week later. They were incarcerated for three months and deported to Auschwitz where they were considered political prisoners and were selected for the slave labor camp at Monowitz Camp. They remained there for 5 days prior to being transferred to Treblinka Camp. In Treblinka, David witnessed his father’s murder at the hands of a guard. During this time Goedge had been sent to Sobibor where she was gassed and cremated on 1943/5/7. In the fall of 1944, a guard recognized David as a boxer he admired and had him transferred back to Auschwitz and on to Monowitz in December 1944 to compete in boxing matches against other prisoners. The rest of David’s family was killed during the war. Of his siblings Gretha (1914) died of hunger in Malapane, Poland with her husband in September 1942, Hartog (1916) was injured as a sergeant in the army and executed after his capture on 1943/6/30, Rosette (June 1922) was gassed in Sobibor on 1943/7/23 while pregnant, and Israel (March 1924) was beaten to death during a protest on a transport bound for Buchenwald. In December 1944, David managed to escape the death march with a few other prisoners. He was rescued shortly after and brought to a hospital until his health improved, although he never fully recovered and spent most of his life physically handicapped. In the summer of 1945, David met his wife, Annie Cohen. They had two sons, Mike and Phillip Kropveld. In 1947, the couple immigrated to Cuba, and then, in 1950, to Montreal, Canada, where David began a successful career as a butcher. He died in Montreal on 2008/11/26 at the age of 91.
Accession No.
1990.83.4
Name Access
Kropveld, David
Places
Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
Images
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Certificate

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn59789
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Certificate : Paper : Typewritten : Ink : Beige, black, blue ; Ht: 14 cm x W: 20 cm
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Certificate : Paper : Typewritten : Ink : Beige, black, blue ; Ht: 14 cm x W: 20 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
July 21, 1945
Physical Condition
Good
Language
Dutch
Notes
Page creased horizontally and vertically, Dutch Militair Repatrieering Commissaris letterhead, stamped. Form grants permission for David Kropveld to travel to Amsterdam in July 1945. Narrative: David Kropveld was born on 1918/1/3 in Amsterdam, Holland. He was the third child of Samuel Kropveld (1884/3/?) and Goedge Van Cleef (1894). His father had studied to be a doctor before he was enlisted in 1916. His mother was a nursery school teacher until her marriage. As a boy he participated in Boy Scouts, acrobatic and boxing training. He studied at a commercial college, and opened a silver, gold, and diamond business during the Great Depression. In 1936 he was chosen to represent Holland as a boxer in the Olympics, but he chose not to go. He trained as a naval officer, and was prepared to attend university when the Germans occupied Holland in May 1940. In July, David and his father joined the White Brigade resistance group in the south of France. As members, David and his father gave up their Jewish identities and were responsible for taking children to safe houses and participating in armed attacks on German convoys. During this time David used the alibis Charles Seegers and Dan Daladien. In October 1942, David was arrested while smuggling war-related information between occupied and Vichy France. He was tortured for ten days before escaping with the aid of two men from the resistance. He was reunited with his father in Brussels, but the two were arrested by Gestapo officers one week later. They were incarcerated for three months and deported to Auschwitz where they were considered political prisoners and were selected for the slave labor camp at Monowitz Camp. They remained there for 5 days prior to being transferred to Treblinka Camp. In Treblinka, David witnessed his father’s murder at the hands of a guard. During this time Goedge had been sent to Sobibor where she was gassed and cremated on 1943/5/7. In the fall of 1944, a guard recognized David as a boxer he admired and had him transferred back to Auschwitz and on to Monowitz in December 1944 to compete in boxing matches against other prisoners. The rest of David’s family was killed during the war. Of his siblings Gretha (1914) died of hunger in Malapane, Poland with her husband in September 1942, Hartog (1916) was injured as a sergeant in the army and executed after his capture on 1943/6/30, Rosette (June 1922) was gassed in Sobibor on 1943/7/23 while pregnant, and Israel (March 1924) was beaten to death during a protest on a transport bound for Buchenwald. In December 1944, David managed to escape the death march with a few other prisoners. He was rescued shortly after and brought to a hospital until his health improved, although he never fully recovered and spent most of his life physically handicapped. In the summer of 1945, David met his wife, Annie Cohen. They had two sons, Mike and Phillip Kropveld. In 1947, the couple immigrated to Cuba, and then, in 1950, to Montreal, Canada, where David began a successful career as a butcher. He died in Montreal on 2008/11/26 at the age of 91.
Accession No.
1990.83.5
Name Access
Kropveld, David
Places
Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
Images
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David Kropveld

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn75139
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Photograph : Paper : b&w
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  2 images  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Photograph : Paper : b&w
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
[Prior to 1940]
Physical Condition
Good
Notes
B&W portrait with white border. Portrait of David Kropveld as a boy, wearing a suit and tie. Narrative: Portrait of the donor, David Kropveld. David Kropveld was born on January 3, 1918 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. David took up boxing as a young man and participated in competitions. In July 1940, David and his father joined the White Brigade resistance group in the south of France, passing as non-Jews. In October 1942, David was arrested while smuggling war-related information between occupied and Vichy France. He was tortured for ten days before being released. He was reunited with his father in Brussels, but the two were arrested by Gestapo officers one week later. They were incarcerated for three months and deported to Auschwitz concentration camp. Father and son wore the badges of political prisoners and were selected for the slave labour camp of Monowitz, where they stayed for about five days prior to being transferred to Treblinka. In Treblinka, David witnessed his father’s murder at the hands of a guard. In the fall of 1944, a guard recognized David as a boxer he had admired and had him transferred back to Auschwitz and Monowitz in December 1944 to compete boxing matches against other prisoners. In December 1944, David managed to escape the death march with a few iother prisoners. He was rescued shortly after and brought to a hospital until his health improved. No members of his family survived the war. In the summer of 1945, David met his wife. In 1947, the couple emigrated to Cuba, and in 1950, to Montreal where David began a successful career as a butcher.
Accession No.
2011X.23.01
Name Access
Kropveld, David
Places
Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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Herman de Leeuw and Annie Pais with family members at their wedding

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn48395
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Photograph : Paper ; Ht: 21,6 cm x W: 24,6 cm
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Photograph : Paper ; Ht: 21,6 cm x W: 24,6 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
1942
Physical Condition
Excellent
Notes
b&w, white border. Group portrait. A young couple pose with the members of their wedding party at the Sephardic synagogue in Jewish Quarter of Amsterdam. They are wearing the Star of David (a woman even has it sewn to her fur stole. Left to right are Fifi Sjouwerman, Sieg Pekel, Mrs. Pais (the bride's mother), Jaap de Leeuw (Fifi's fiancé), Rachel de Leeuw (the groom's sister), Samuel Schrijver, S. Barzilay (Rachel's fiancé), Ida de Leeuw, Anne de Leeuw-Pais, Ina de Leeuw, Herman de Leeuw, Heintje de Leeuw (the groom's mother), Jacques Pais (the bride's father), Abraham Pais (the bride's brother), and Sam de Leeuw (the groom's father).
Accession No.
1995.18.11
Name Access
Schryver, Samuel
Places
Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
Images
Less detail

Herman de Leeuw at his wedding to Annie Pais

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn48394
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Photograph : Paper ; Ht: 21,6 cm x W: 25,3 cm
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Photograph : Paper ; Ht: 21,6 cm x W: 25,3 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
1942
Physical Condition
Excellent
Notes
b&w, white border. Indoors. Young groom wearing a top hat taking a sip of wine during a wedding ceremony at the Sephardic synagogue in Jewish Quarter of Amsterdam. One of the attendants on the right is wearing a Star of David which reads ‘‘Jood’’.
Accession No.
1995.18.10
Name Access
Schryver, Samuel
Places
Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
Images
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Het Achterhuis

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn45492
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
book
Physical Description
Book : printed : red, blue-beige, black ; Ht: 19,0 cm x W: 10,9 cm
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  2 images  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
book
Physical Description
Book : printed : red, blue-beige, black ; Ht: 19,0 cm x W: 10,9 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
February, 1948
Creator
Frank, Anne
Physical Condition
Poor
Language
Dutch
Notes
253 pages, hardcover. First edition, third printing of the Dirary of Anne Frank.Red cover with blue-beige border and lettering, with visible fibres. Plain blue-beige back cover with visible fibres. Spine has red lettering. Inside cover pages are beige with darker warp and weft pattern. Diary format with a b&w photograph of the author is located opposite the title page. 2 return address stamps on the publishing information page, with handwritten inscription.
Accession No.
2005.34.01
Name Access
Schryver, Samuel
Places
Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
Images
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Identification card

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn76175
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Identification card : Cardboard : Printed, Handwritten : Ink : Beige, Black, Green
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  2 images  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Identification card : Cardboard : Printed, Handwritten : Ink : Beige, Black, Green
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
1946
Physical Condition
Good
Language
English
Notes
1 page, double-sided. Document is a Displaced Persons index card for Judith Winkler, issued by the Allied Expeditionary Force. It is numbered G 11228281. 'NOT A PASS' written across the card on the diagonal. Holder's name is written in blue ink, and her signature appears below it in pencil. On verso, printed text advises holder to keep card at all times "to assist your safe return home". Narrative: Judith Winkler was born in Hungary. She was deported to Auschwitz on July 9, 1944 and was liberated on May 14, 1945 in Dachau. After the war she lived in the Bergen-Belsen Displaced Persons Camp until her brother found her and took her to Ainring Displaced Persons Camp. He was living there with Mendel Berlach; both men had survived a death march together. Judith and Mendel married in March 1947.
Accession No.
1999.28.06
Name Access
Berlach, Judith
Places
Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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Identification card

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn48386
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Identification card : Paper : pin, black ; Ht: 4,25 in. x W: 3 in.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  2 images  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Identification card : Paper : pin, black ; Ht: 4,25 in. x W: 3 in.
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
August 29, 1941
Physical Condition
Excellent
Language
Dutch
German
Notes
Three-fold paper card for Samuel Schryver with identity photograph and stamped with "J". Card holder exempts the card holder from labour.
Accession No.
2011X.20.01
Name Access
Schryver, Samuel
Places
Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
Images
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Identification card

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn50267
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Identification card : Paper : Black, White, Red ; Ht: 4 in. x W: 3 in.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  2 images  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Identification card : Paper : Black, White, Red ; Ht: 4 in. x W: 3 in.
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
August 27, 1941
Physical Condition
Good
Language
Dutch
Notes
Two sided, with two vertical folds. The front has a photograph of David Kropveld, as well as three stamps, one is a circular stamp with the Coat of arms of the republic of the United Netherlands in the middle. The back has two finger prints, as well as one circular stamp with the Coat of Arms of the Republic of the United Netherlands in the middle. Narrative: Identification Card used by David Kropveld while in Holland. David Kropveld was born on January 3, 1918, in Amsterdam, Holland. In July 1940, David and his father joined the White Brigade resistence group in the south of France. As members of the White Brigade, David and his father gave up their Jewish identities. In October 1942, David was arrested while smuggling war-related information between occupied and Vichy France. He was tortured for ten days before being released. He was reunited with his father in Brussels, but the two were arrested by Gestapo officers one week later. They were incarcerated for three months and deported to Auschwitz concentration camp (Poland). Father and son wore the badges of political prisoners and were selected for the slave labour camp of Monowitz, where they stayed for about five days prior to being transferred to camp of Treblinka (Poland). In Treblinka, David witnessed his father’s murder at the hands of a guard. In the fall of 1944, a guard recognized David as a boxer he had admired and had him transferred back to Auschwitz and Monowitz in December 1944 to compete boxing matches against other prisoners. In December 1944, David managed to escape the death march with a few other prisoners. He was rescued shortly after and brought to a hospital until his health improved. No members of his family survived the war.
Accession No.
1990.83.9
Name Access
Kropveld, David
Places
Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
Images
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