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Gerhart Adolf Maass Fonds

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn76596
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Archival fonds : Paper
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Archival fonds : Paper
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
186?-2008
Physical Condition
Good
Language
English
French
German
Notes
The documents contained in this fonds provide an overview of the different events that have made the life of Gerhart Maass. They tell us about his childhood, the various members of his family, his immigration to Canada, his participation in World War II and his life after the war. The fonds also reflects the efforts of Gerhart to recover the various family properties which were forcibly taken by NSDAP authorities before and during the war. More importantly, it informs us about the bonds between the family members during and after the war despite the separation, isolation and murder of Adolf Maass and Käthe at Auschwitz. The collection includes seven series: S1 Life in Germany, S2 Special Interests, S3 Maass Family , S4 life in Canada before mobilization, S5 Military career, S6 restitution and compensation, S7 Post-war and return to Canada. The fonds is made up of many connections between Gerhart, his parents, his brother Herbert and sister Lisa, photographs, newspaper clippings, card-postcards, notebooks and a few objects. It contains 548 b&w photographs prints, 27 color photo prints, 236 photo cards, 175 b&w negative film, 80 reels of b&w negative film, a talisman rock, 1 commemorative teaspoon of the royal visit to Canada, 1 badge, 1 military medal, 19 pins, 1 wooden box, 1 clock, 1 soup tureen and 2 demi-tasses with saucers. Narrative: Gerhart Adolf Maass (Hambourg 1918-Montreal 2009), also known as “Gerry”, was the youngest son of Adolf Maass and Käthe Elsbach. In 1935, summoned by his parents to leave Germany, Gerhart had no other idea in mind than coming to Canada. He was well supported by a distant cousin of his father, Rudolf van der Walde, who owned an import business in Hamburg with several subsidiaries around the world. The idea was that once hired, Gerhart could be transferred to the Canadian office of the company. After having worked in Sweden for the Swedish subsidiary, and only after obtaining permission to come to Canada, Gerhart had to return to Germany in 1938 in order to renew his passport and seek a visa at the Canadian Consulate in Hamburg. Gerhart came to Canada in November 1938 and tried to help his parents out of Germany, but in vain. He enlisted in the Canadian Army in 1942 and in 1944 received his certificate of naturalization, which allowed him to be accepted into the Secret intelligence services. Gerhart served in France, Holland and Germany where he was stationed in the town of Oldenburg, in the British Zone and became the personal assistant of Major Morris DF. He returned to Herford at the end of the war, and recovered the family business (Elsbach co.) which had been confiscated by NSDAP authorities in 1938. After Liberation, he accessed the archives of the Gestapo in Hamburg and found hundreds of documents relating to his family. He learned that after being sent to Theresienstadt ghetto, his parents were deported and murdered in Auschwitz in 1944. Gerhart was the last Canadian soldier stationed in Oldenburg and was given the Canadian flag hanging over the entrance of the camp; he later donated it to the Canadian War Museum. Gerhart returned to Canada in September 1946 and settled in Montreal.
Accession No.
2010.07.01
Name Access
Maass, Joan
Places
Germany, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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Mauer and Zarkower Families Correspondence Fonds

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn76597
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Letter & postcard : Paper
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  2 images  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Letter & postcard : Paper
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
1939-1948
Language
English
Polish
German
Belarusian
Notes
Letters and postcards some handwritten and some typed. Letters and postcards were send by and to members of Mauer family and Zarkower family between members of the family living in Poland and others who had immigrated to Canada and the United States of America. Correspondence spans from 1939 to 1948. Narrative: Biographical note: Erika Maltin nee Zarkower is the daughter of Leon (Lonio) Zarkower born in 1900 and Mina Zarkower née Mauer born on March 25, 1899. she has an older sister named Bronia and a younger brother called Arian. They came from Makymowka, Poland and immigrated to Canada on May 1939 as farmers. When Erika's family still lived in Poland, the paternal grandparents, Jakob Zarkower and Dina Zarkower lived in a close by village named Stryjuwka.
Accession No.
2010.11.01
Name Access
Maltin (Zarkower), Erika
Places
Sundance, Alberta; Brooklyn, New York; New York, New York; Tarnopol, Poland, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
Images
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Herbert Adolf Maass Fonds

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn76622
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Archival fonds : Paper
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Archival fonds : Paper
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
17??-1965
Physical Condition
Good
Language
English
French
German
Notes
The documents tell the story of the life of Herbert Adolf Maass before and during the Second World War. Among other things, they tell us about an important and sometimes forgotten episode of World War II that is the episode of the internment camps in Australia, where many German and Austrian citizens living in England have been unjustly sent as a precaution. In addition, the numerous photographs of the fonds inform us about the life of Herbert and his family in Germany before the war. Some documents also deal with his genealogical research. The collection includes five series: S1 Personal Life, S2 Schooling, S3 Internment in Australia, S4 Military career, S5 Genealogical Research. It consists of correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, cards, postcards, notebooks and a few objects. It contains 836 b&w photographs prints, 46 photo cards, 207 b&w negative film, a watercolor, 53 other images (postcards), 7 badges and 3 military dog tags.
Accession No.
2010.07.02
Name Access
Maass, Joan
Places
Germany, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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Helfield/Gallay Fonds

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn16735
Collection
Helfield/Gallay Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
0.33m textual records ; 200 photographs ; 60 artefacts
Scope and Content
Series 1 and series 2 include textual records arranged chronologically. Series 3 consists of group photographs related to Wilfred Gallay’s professional life and a group of family snapshots dating mostly from the 1920s. Series 4 consists of religious objects, and kitchen and tailoring artefact…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Helfield/Gallay Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
0.33m textual records ; 200 photographs ; 60 artefacts
Scope and Content
Series 1 and series 2 include textual records arranged chronologically. Series 3 consists of group photographs related to Wilfred Gallay’s professional life and a group of family snapshots dating mostly from the 1920s. Series 4 consists of religious objects, and kitchen and tailoring artefacts documenting the spiritual, domestic and professional life of members of the Helfield and Gallay families over more than a century.
Date
ca189[?]-ca198[?]
Storage Location
Bay 3
History Biographical
Tylia Helfield Tylia Helfield was born in Montreal in 1934. She received her (BFA) from Concordia University in. She is a writer, printmaker and artist. Eric Sidney Helfield Eric Sidney Helfield was born in Montreal in 1931. (where he lived and went to school) He was awarded a Bachelor’s degree in 1952 and a (BCL, 1955) from McGill University. He was a barrister and served for 14 years, between 1976 and 1990, as councilor of the former City of Côte-Saint-Luc. Eric Helfield died 3 October 1992 in Montreal. Marks Ellis Marks Ellis was born in Lithuania in 1873. A tailor by trade, he immigrated via London to Montreal in 1895, accompanied by his wife Mary. He established Bellingham Cleaners in the 1930s, at the corner of Bellingham and Maplewood streets (now rue Vincent-d’Indy and boulevard Edouard-Montpetit) and operated the business for two years. He worked as a tailor during the Second World War for Sterling Clothing on Park Avenue, and at Scott’s Clothing. In 1927, Ellis was involved in the founding of the United Commercial Loan Syndicate, formed by Jewish businessmen who gave loans at low interest rates to Jewish immigrants. He was also one of the founders of the Congregation Shaare Zedek in Montreal. He retired in 1956 at the age of 82 and died in Montreal on 26 December 1965. Ellis was the maternal grandfather of Eric Helfield. Children: Barnett, Mildred, Samuel. Brother of Bluma Ellis. Wilfred Gallay (Dr) Wilfred Gallay was born 10 June 1906 in Hawkesbury, Ontario. He went to elementary school and later obtained a First Class Teacher’s Certificate in Calgary, Alberta. Gallay studied chemistry at McGill University in Montreal, and was awarded a Ph.D. in 1930. He carried out post-doctoral research at the University of Leipzig and at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute in Berlin, Germany. On his return to Canada, he worked at the National Research Council in Ottawa, becoming head of the Section on Colloids and Plastics. From 1944 to 1953, he was a consultant to Canadian and American firms and from 1953 until his retirement in 1971, he was Director of Research and Member of the Board of Directors of the E. B. Eddy Company in Hull, Quebec. In the course of his career, Gallay published some 85 scientific papers chiefly in the field of colloid or surface chemistry and was the recipient of several fellowships, awards and honours, including the Bolton Award the Technical Section Medal from the Canadian Pulp and Paper Association, and the Plummer Medal of the Engineering Institute of Canada. Gallay was also involved with several scientific organizations and served namely on various committees of the Canadian Pulp and Paper Association and as Secretary General of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry. He was a prominent member of the Jewish community in Ottawa. Wilfred Gallay married Birdie Silver in 19xx, and was the father of Tylia Helfied. He died in Toronto.
Language
English, Yiddish, Hebrew
Custodial History
Donated by Tilya Helfield
Notes
Further accurals expected.
Subjects
Helfield family
Helfield, Tilya
Gallay family
Furriers
Fur trade
Tailors
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Mannie Lecker Fonds

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn16743
Collection
Mannie Lecker Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
.4m of mixed material
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of wartime memorabilia and propaganda collected by Mr. Lecker during his service in Europe in World War II.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Mannie Lecker Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
.4m of mixed material
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of wartime memorabilia and propaganda collected by Mr. Lecker during his service in Europe in World War II.
Date
1885-2005 (predominant 1942-1945)
Storage Location
7-3F 7-3G
Creator
Mannie Lecker
History Biographical
Mr. Lecker was born and raised in Montreal. He enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces during World War II and served as ground maintenance crew in the Air Force. Mr. Lecker was present during D-Day invasion, June 06, 1944 and marched across Europe, specifically through France, Holland and Germany. During his time in Europe, Mr. Lecker collected and saved wartime propaganda and memorabilia. Upon discharge from the Forces Mr. Lecker returned to Montreal but travelled often across Canada as a travelling salesman. Mr. Lecker passed away in Montreal in December 2007.
Custodial History
Initial donation was made in 1978 by Mr. Lecker to Paul Trepman, then director of the JPL. In 2005, Mr. Lecker was reconnected to the Library and Archives and made two further donations in 2005 and 2006. The last donation of Mr. Lecker's service medals was made in 2008 after his death.
Name Access
Lecker, Mannie, d.December 2007
Subjects
Veterans, Jewish - Canada
World War, 1939-1945 - Veterans
World War, 1939-1945 - Personal narratives
Medals
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Workmen's Circle of Montreal Fonds

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn18200
Collection
Workmen's Circle of Montreal Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
4 m of textual records and other material
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of 10 series containing the operating records of the Workmen's Circle, its committees, branches, choir and school program. Series I – Committees Series II – Branches Series III – His tory and Organizational Papers Series IV – Publications Series V – Abra…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Workmen's Circle of Montreal Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
4 m of textual records and other material
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of 10 series containing the operating records of the Workmen's Circle, its committees, branches, choir and school program. Series I – Committees Series II – Branches Series III – His tory and Organizational Papers Series IV – Publications Series V – Abraham Reisen Schools Series VI – Workmen’s Circle Loan Syndicate Series VII – Workmen’s Circle Choir Series VIII – Workmen’s Circle, New York Series IX – Correspondence Series X – Scrapbooks and Artefacts
Date
1908-current
Storage Location
Bay 6
Creator
Workmen's Circle
Physical Condition
Excellent.
History Biographical
The Workmen’s Circle (Arbeter Ring) of Montreal (now Worker’s Circle) celebrated its 100th Anniversary in the city in 2007. The organization, which was originally founded in New York in 1892 by mainly Russian Jewish immigrants fleeing Czarist pogroms, conducted itself as an “irretrievable part of the radical labour movement.” An advocate for change, the Workmen’s Circle also provided education, enlightenment, health benefits, open forums, a library, clubs and cemetery plots for its members. The work of the group extended to emergencies such as operating a soup kitchen during the Depression or organizing the Action Committee for Soviet Jewry in the late-1980s and early 1990s to aid immigration. Their involvement in politics saw support for the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation and candidates such as A.M. Klein, David Lewis and Kalman Kaplansky. In 1940, two Workmen’s Circle members from Branch 151 were elected to the Montreal municipal council, Michael Rubenstein and Albert Eaton. The first Workmen’s Circle building was completed in 1936 after several years of planning and a hold due to the Depression. The building was located at 4848 St. Laurent and served the Workmen’s Circle’s business and social activities as well as one of the schools. Like most other Jewish organizations, the Workmen’s Circle moved from the once-traditionally Jewish Main area and re-located to Isabella closer to the Jewish community campus. The Worker’s Circle is still housed there although the organization is shrinking and serves an aging population.
Language
Yiddish, English, Russian
Acquisition Source
Workmen's Circle of Montreal
Custodial History
Transferred directly from the Workmen's Circle, first date of transfer unknown, accural of new materials in November 2007.
Arrangement
Current arrangement based on an older system of description used by the JPL-A during the 1970s and 1980s. The finding aid was up-dated to RAD standards in March 2008.
Related Material
Jewish Labour Committee Fonds
Name Access
Workmen's Circle, Montreal
Subjects
Workmen's Circle Schools (Montreal, Quebec)
Labour and labouring classes
Workmen's Circle - Eugene Debs Branch no. 204
Workmen's Circle - Meyer London Branch no. 151
Workmen's Circle - Moishe Lewis Branch
Workmen's Circle, New York
Workmen's Circle - Vladeck Branch
Workmen's Loan Syndicate (Montreal)
Labour movement
Labour unions
Women in the labour movement - Canada
Workmen's Circle - Ladies' Vladeck Branch
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Galecian Ladies Aid Association Fonds

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn33199
Collection
Galecian Ladies Aid Association Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
sound recording
Physical Description
10cm of textual records, 1 audiocasette
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of two files. The first contains the minutes of the Galecian Ladies Aid Association from the 1940s to 1980s, in loose leaf and bound formats. The second file contains documents and photocopies of documents pertaining to Tema Lang, the longtime secretary and treasurer of the organ…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Galecian Ladies Aid Association Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
sound recording
Physical Description
10cm of textual records, 1 audiocasette
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of two files. The first contains the minutes of the Galecian Ladies Aid Association from the 1940s to 1980s, in loose leaf and bound formats. The second file contains documents and photocopies of documents pertaining to Tema Lang, the longtime secretary and treasurer of the organization, and her husband Joseph Lang. The file contains the Polish passport of Tema Lang. Also included in the fonds is an audiocassette recording of the eulogy for Tema Lang.
Storage Location
JPL
Physical Condition
Bound minute books in poor condition
Conservation
Several rolled certificates in need of flattening
Language
Yiddish
English
French
Polish
Name Access
Lang, Tema
Lang, Joseph
Subjects
Galecian Ladies Aid Association
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Charles and Ninel Segal Fonds

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn17146
Collection
Charles and Ninel Segal Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
0.5 m textual material
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of correspondence, minutes, memoranda, speeches, articles and ephemera dealing with the Segals' professional and personal lives. Also contains numerous historical articles and speeches written and presented by Charles Segal. Numerous photographs illustrating this work also containe…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Charles and Ninel Segal Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
0.5 m textual material
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of correspondence, minutes, memoranda, speeches, articles and ephemera dealing with the Segals' professional and personal lives. Also contains numerous historical articles and speeches written and presented by Charles Segal. Numerous photographs illustrating this work also contained within the fonds.
Date
1934-2008
Storage Location
5-5G
Creator
Charles and Ninel Segal
History Biographical
Charles Segal was born in Montreal on November 27, 1921 to Hyman Manuel Segal and Fanny (Moscovitch). Mr. Segal's fonds includes numerous details of his decades of work in the political world - from his days of journalism here in Canada and in the U.S., to his role in Histadrut, his meetings with President Truman and work with Oscar Ewing, his work with fair employment practices with the Construction Fund of the State University of New York and so on. Segal married his wife Ninel (Bercovitch) in 1979 and she also has been heavily involved in work in Congressman Mike McNulty. More details are available within the fonds.
Custodial History
Transferred directly from Charles Segal to the JPL-A starting in 2006. Further accurals expected.
Notes
Fonds also includes photographs, currently awaiting arrangement and description into the JPL Photograph Database.
Access Restriction
Restriction on File 006, manuscript of Mr. Segal's biography, marked as so on file.
Subjects
Veterans, Jewish - Canada
Segal, Charles
Segal, Ninel (Bercovitch)
Israel
Israel - Foreign public opinion
Israel - Foreign relations
United States. Congress.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Group photo, Lewin, Israel Bonds

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn87796
Collection
Allan Raymond Collection
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : 18 x 13 cm ; b&w.
025354
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Allan Raymond Collection
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : 18 x 13 cm ; b&w.
Date
19-?
Item No.
025354
Storage Location
PC
Notes
Portraits used for publishing purposes by the Keneder Adler
Subjects
Portrait
Portraiture
Keneder Adler
Israel Bonds
Lewin, Daniel.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
Images
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Portrait, QC Premier Daniel Johnson

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn87845
Collection
Allan Raymond Collection
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : 18 x 16 cm ; b&w.
025403
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Allan Raymond Collection
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : 18 x 16 cm ; b&w.
Date
19-?
Item No.
025403
Storage Location
PC
Notes
Portraits used for publishing purposes by the Keneder Adler
Subjects
Portrait
Portraiture
Keneder Adler
Johnson, Daniel Jr., 1944-
Johnson, Daniel Sr., 1915-1968.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
Images
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