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School Report

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn76475
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
School Report : Paper : Printed, Handwritten : Ink : Beige, Black, Green, White ; Ht: 21,5 cm x W: 33 cm
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
School Report : Paper : Printed, Handwritten : Ink : Beige, Black, Green, White ; Ht: 21,5 cm x W: 33 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Physical Condition
Poor
Language
Polish
Notes
1 page, double-sided. Folded once horizontally and once vertically. Green fiscal stamp with value of 30 groszy affixed at top right corner. Document is a school report issued to David Honig from a private Jewish trade high school in Kraków, Poland for the 1935-36 school year. On recto, document is printed on school letterhead, with personal information about the student beneath it, followed by a printed list of subjects within a rectangular border. One-word assessments are handwritten to the right of each subject. On verso, report is signed by school officials. Grading legend at bottom. Narrative: School report was issued to donor's husband, David Honig. David was born in Mielec, a shtetl near Krakow, Poland. His parents were Psachie and Miriam Honig, and he had a sister named Helen. David studied business at a private Jewish trade school in Kraków from 14 to 17 years old. At 17, upon graduating, he returned to Mielec to work at his family's flour mill. When the Russian army invaded their region in 1940, David was going to be drafted into the army. His mother told the soldiers that David had typhus; when they come to the Honig home, she bandaged his head and put red water on it to appear that he was bleeding. David wasn't drafted. With his uncle and seven other men, David was smuggled to Romania with the help of a guide. David brought along his tie and his school report. Along the way the group had to cross a river and they all had to hold their belongings above their heads to protect them from the water. This is how David was able to salvage his tie and school report. David’s parents and sister were saved by a Polish Gentile by the name of W?adys?aw Dobrowolski who used to be a customer at their mill. He hid them throughout the war; he is recognized as a Righteous Among the Nations. The Honigs were the only family from their shtetl to survive intact.
Accession No.
2014.08.02
Name Access
Honig, Sheva
Places
Kraków , Poland, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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Maurice Shenkier in School Uniform

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn76585
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Photograph : Paper ; Ht: 5,7 cm x W: 7,6 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: 5,7 cm x W: 7,6 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
1937
Physical Condition
Good
Notes
B&w photograph with a white border. An outdoor portrait of a young boy in a school uniform, standing in a garden. In the background, there is a building and two statues. The boy in the photograph is Maurice Eckstein. Narrative: The donor went to a private pre-kindergarten in Antwerp, Belgium. At the age of 6, he attended Lycée d'Anvers. Alice Eckstein and Sam Shenkier were the donor's parents.
Accession No.
2011X.301.06
Name Access
Shenkier, Maurice
Places
Antwerp, Belgium, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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Jewish wrestling world champion Kopecky

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn76600
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Photograph : Paper : b&w ; Ht: 13,7 cm x W: 8,8 cm
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 ; Ht: 13,7 cm x W: 8,8 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Language
Czech
Notes
B&w portrait of young man posing in wrestling pose, arms at an angle and fists closed. One medal is hanging by a ribbon around his neck and 4 medals pinned to his outfit. Narrative: The wrestler came from Cesky Brod, the donor's hometown.
Accession No.
2010.15.03
Name Access
Novak, Georges
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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Soldier watching over Jewish men polishing boots

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn76644
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Photograph : Paper ; Ht: 6,3 cm x W: 9 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: 6,3 cm x W: 9 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
[ca. 1939-1945]
Physical Condition
Good
Notes
b&w, white border. Outdoor. Group of 5 men are standing in front of a picket fence, polishing leather boots while a soldier in uniform is watching them standing on the right end side. Second man from the left is wearing a black yarmulke (kippa).
Accession No.
2012.03.01
Name Access
Silberman, Isaac
Places
unidentified, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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Memorial to Teachers

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn76795
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Photograph : Paper ; Ht: 2 3/4 in. x W: 4 in.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Photograph : Paper ; Ht: 2 3/4 in. x W: 4 in.
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Physical Condition
Good
Language
Czech
Notes
Photo of a memorial to the teachers of the Ghetto Terezin (Theresienstadt).
Accession No.
1990.70.23
Name Access
HEPPNER, Dodo
Places
Terezin (Theresienstadt), Czech Republic, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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Jewish survivors from Liubar

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn75180
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Photograph : Paper : Handwritten : Ink : B&W ; Ht: 14 cm x W: 21,5 cm
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  2 images  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Photograph : Paper : Handwritten : Ink : B&W ; Ht: 14 cm x W: 21,5 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
1986
Physical Condition
Excellent
Language
Russian
Notes
B&W, outdoor scene. 25 people gathered around a stone monument. A short metal gate is visible in the foreground and there are tall trees behind the group. The ground is roughly paved with cobblestones. Few of the subjects are smiling. Narrative: This photograph was taken at a reunion of Jewish survivors from Liubar. They stand around a memorial to those killed in their town during the Holocaust. After the war, the donor Olga Rabinovitz Bilich, and other survivors went back to their town to erect a memorial monument, but the government would not allow it. The survivors appealed to a court and won the case. Olga was born in Liubar in 1924. She went to Odessa in June 1941, where she cared for wounded soldiers. She was evacuated to Kazakhstan, and returned to Odessa after the war. She went back to Liubar in 1944, when it was liberated. She eventually settled in Kiev, teaching literature and languages.
Accession No.
2014.07.10
Name Access
Rabinovitz Bilich, Olga
Places
Liubar , Ukraine (Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic), Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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Unit of Jewish forced labourers

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn75200
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Photograph : Paper : b&w ; Ht: 3,25 in. x W: 4,5 in.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Photograph : Paper : b&w ; Ht: 3,25 in. x W: 4,5 in.
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
1942
Physical Condition
Good
Notes
Outdoors, group portrait. This photograph shows a group of 13 men. They are Jewish forced labourers ("Muszos") on their way to their work detail and are accompanied by two doctors, recognizable by their armbands.
Accession No.
1990.44.04
Name Access
Kristof, George
Places
Vac, Hungary, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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Jewish Prewar Poland

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn59570
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
cartographic material
Physical Description
Map : Paper : Printed : Ink : Beige, black. ; Ht: 24 cm x W: 21 cm
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
cartographic material
Physical Description
Map : Paper : Printed : Ink : Beige, black. ; Ht: 24 cm x W: 21 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
[Later than 1945]
Physical Condition
Good
Language
Hebrew
Notes
Single-sided page with no creases. Printing blemishes across surface, three locations marked with pen, Piotrkow Trybunalski is marked with an arrow. This is a map of the Jewish pre-war Poland. Narrative: Charles Kotkowsky was born in Piotrkow, Poland, in 1920. He was the son of a butcher, and had three siblings. He tried to immigrate to the USA as the Nazi persecution of Jews began, but he was unable to get the necessary documents in time. Meanwhile, he worked as a tailor in Lodz. The Germans entered Lodz on 1939/9/5 and had set up a ghetto by October. Charles worked in a glass factory, but eventually enlisted to avoid being used for forced labour. The Germans began rounding up Jews around Jewish holidays for labour or small transports for Auschwitz and Treblinka. At this time, he began receiving packages of letters and money from Ignac Samsonowicz, his old Yiddish teacher. The glass factory became a labour camp where Charles and his brother worked until they were sent to Czestochowa labour camp in November 1944. They made bullets in the factory there. The women in the glass factory were sent to Ravensbrück. Later Charles was sent to Buchenwald, where he and his friends were assigned easy jobs because their supervisor was a resistance sympathizer. Charles met Leon Blum before he was moved to Flossenburg. On their last transport train Charles and his brother jumped from the train along with many other Jews (some of which were shot in the attempt) and were sheltered in a Czechoslovakian town until the American army arrived. He moved to Italy where he worked as a translator, mostly in doctor's offices. He moved to Canada in 1951.He married Sally Blum, and they had two children, Pearl Levine and Rickie Cohen. Charles died from cancer on 2003/2/8 in Toronto, Canada.
Accession No.
1998.7.213
Name Access
Kotkowsky, Charles
Places
Poland, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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Jewish Pocket Handbook

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn45484
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
book
Physical Description
Book : Cardstock, paper : printed : Ink : Yellow, black, beige ; Ht: 12 cm x W: 9 cm
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  2 images  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
book
Physical Description
Book : Cardstock, paper : printed : Ink : Yellow, black, beige ; Ht: 12 cm x W: 9 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Physical Condition
Good
Language
English
Notes
64 pages, softcover booklet with stapled binding. Front cover has the circular seal of the Association of Jewish Servicemen with a lion emblem; it is bordered by Stars of David. The back cover has an advertisement for the British Legion. The handbook lists the organization’s focus, useful organizations and books for Jews. It also contains a brief summary of Jewish history in Israel and migration there, as well as a timeline of major events in the history of the persecution of European Jews. Purchased for six pence.
Accession No.
1991.25.01
Name Access
Gordon, Saul
Places
London, United Kingdom, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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Jewish man arrested by two Germans inside the ghetto

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn45496
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Photograph : paper : photography : black, white ; Ht: 5 in. x W: 7 in.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Photograph : paper : photography : black, white ; Ht: 5 in. x W: 7 in.
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
1943
Physical Condition
Good
Notes
b&w, white border. Outdoors. Two German Schutzstaffel (SS) soldiers are removing a Jewish man's outer jacket; their gazes are down. The Jewish man wears glasses, a flat cap, a scarf, and a dark coloured jacket with a Star of David badge on the right side. They stand in front of a brick wall with a window. The SS on the right side wears the insignia of a chief squad leader or Hauptscharführer.
Accession No.
2000.80.11
Name Access
Jewish Public Library
Places
Warsaw, Poland, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
Images
Less detail

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