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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Spice box : Forged, Engraved : Silver ; Ht: 2 in. x W: 2,5 in.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Spice box : Forged, Engraved : Silver ; Ht: 2 in. x W: 2,5 in.
Other Title Information
Ceremonial Artifact
Date
[Prior to 1900]
Physical Condition
Excellent
Notes
Shaped like a water mill. Rectangular platform, square structure sits upon it with a peaked thatched roof topped with a half-cylinder handle. Vertically standing wheel attached to one side of the structure. Narrative: Used for Havdalah ceremony at the end of Shabbat. The close of the Jewish Shabbat is marked by the brief prayer ceremony of Havdalah, which usually takes place in the home. Part of the ceremony requires sniffing a sweet-smelling spice or plant. In Jewish communities around the Mediterranean, a sprig of a sweet-smelling shrub was customarily used. In Northern Europe by the twelfth century there are literary references to the use of a specially designed spice box or container.
Accession No.
2005.38.01
Name Access
MHMC
Places
Netherlands, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Money box : Molded : Silver ; Ht: 5,75 in. x W: 5,75 in.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Money box : Molded : Silver ; Ht: 5,75 in. x W: 5,75 in.
Other Title Information
Ceremonial Artifact
Date
1873-1898
Physical Condition
Excellent
Language
German
Yiddish
Notes
Container for donating money to charity, converted from teapot. Cylindrical body with hinged flat lid at top. Lid has slot in centre. Thin handle on side. Latch on opposite side to keep lid closed, with hook to attach lock. Floral border at top and bottom of body, running horizontally, interspersed with vertical ridges running height of cylinder. Narrative: A tzedakah box is a receptacle for collecting money that is designated for charity. The Hebrew word tzedakah comes from the root tzedek, meaning justice. In the Jewish religion, giving money and resources to those in need is understood to be an act of justice.
Accession No.
2005.38.05
Name Access
MHMC
Places
Vienna, Austria, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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Portrait of 2 young women

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn76525
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Photograph : Cardstock : Printed, Handwritten : Ink : B&W ; Ht: 8,5 cm x W: 13,5 cm
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  2 images  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Photograph : Cardstock : Printed, Handwritten : Ink : B&W ; Ht: 8,5 cm x W: 13,5 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
November 09, 1930
Physical Condition
Good
Language
Yiddish
Notes
1 page, double-sided. On recto is a b&w indoor studio portrait of two young women standing in front of a painted background of a garden. Both wear calf-length dark dressees and pointed-toe pumps. Both have bobbed dark hair. Woman on the left wears a light-coloured scarf around her neck. On verso, handwritten Yiddish text. Document is a postcard. Narrative: The donors parents were Meilach Magid and Yocheved Bejlach, both teachers. They came to Canada in 1921, returned to Poland, and then settled in Canada in 1924. Meilach graduated from McGill in 1929. He was the principal of United Talmud Torah School and later founded Herzliah High School in 1946.
Accession No.
2014.19.24
Name Access
Clamen, Miriam
Places
Poland, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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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
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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
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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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Box : cut, glued, woven, sewn (machine) : brown, blue, white, yellow, red ; Ht: 4,5 cm x W: 12,5 cm x De: 17,5 cm
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  2 images  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Box : cut, glued, woven, sewn (machine) : brown, blue, white, yellow, red ; Ht: 4,5 cm x W: 12,5 cm x De: 17,5 cm
Other Title Information
Container
Physical Condition
Poor
Notes
Box with a textured outside. The inside, top and bottom, is lined with padded fabric: it is divided diagonally into 2 sections, one side is blue and the other side is white. In the centre is a yellow Star of David. The inner sides are lined with red fabric.
Accession No.
2011X.215.05
Name Access
Levy, Rachel ?
Places
Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Spice box : cut, cast (moulded), embossed, perferorated, openworked, soldered, beveled : silver ; Ht: 17 cm x W: 3,7 cm
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Spice box : cut, cast (moulded), embossed, perferorated, openworked, soldered, beveled : silver ; Ht: 17 cm x W: 3,7 cm
Other Title Information
Ceremonial Artifact
Physical Condition
Good
Notes
Tapered base and stem with a hollow cup on the top. The base has beveled tiers and detailings along the bottom circumference, ressembling flames; just above, going up towards the stem, are lines made of indented circles, topped with another beveled ring. The base and stem are hollow up to the ring on the stem. The cup has a design of 2 menorahs, with a Star of David in between each, going around the circumference; set in the background are flames. Openworked detailings are found around the menorahs and at the top edge of the flames. The cup is topped with a tapered, curved cone, with small waves along the edges. At the very top of the cone is a metal pole with a sphere at the point; a flag, which swivels, is attached to the bar. Narrative: The close of the Jewish Shabbat is marked by the brief prayer ceremony of Havdalah, which usually takes place in the home. Part of the ceremony requires sniffing a sweet-smelling spice or plant. In Jewish communities around the Mediterranean, a sprig of a sweet-smelling shrub was customarily used, in Northern Europe by the twelfth century there are literary references of the use of a specially designed spice box or container.
Accession No.
2011X.173.01
Name Access
Jewish Restitution Council
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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Grininke Bojmelech No. 1- 10

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn47687
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
book
Physical Description
Book : printed, bound, photography : green, beige, black ; Ht: 23,4 cm x W: 17,1 cm
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
book
Physical Description
Book : printed, bound, photography : green, beige, black ; Ht: 23,4 cm x W: 17,1 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
1939
Physical Condition
Good
Language
Yiddish
Polish
Notes
321 pages. Hardcover, cardboard bound with string. Cover is woven green and beige fabric; title and date is printed on the spine, in hand-writting type text (although it has been printed on as part of the cover). Interior pages are beige (centre pages have a green hue), consist of text and b&w illustrations. Title page has a b&w portrait of a young boy.
Accession No.
2011X.172.02
Name Access
Jewish Public Library
Places
Vilnius (Wilno), Poland (Lithuania), Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Spice box : soldered, peg, screwed, cut, openwork : silver
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  2 images  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Spice box : soldered, peg, screwed, cut, openwork : silver
Other Title Information
Ceremonial Artifact
Physical Condition
Good
Notes
Square base with a round foot at each corner. Attached to each side is an upward pointing arch, with openwork detailing. Coming from each corner, and arching up towards the centre, is a rod with thin incised lines. Attached to a rod, on the left side, is a 'JCR tag'. In the centre, where all 4 rods connect, is a 6-petal flower, arching downwards. The rods continue upwards, and flare out at the top, to support the square metal base. Resting on the base is a cubed cage with openwork detaling on all 4 sides; a window is cut out of one of the sides. The top of the cube is solid metal. Resting on top is a 4-sided triangle. Arches are cut out of the bottom of each side, with open work detailing just above the arch. Another downward arching flower is at the top of the triangle, with an upward arching flower placed just above. A metal rod goes from the 1st metal platform, through the cube and triangle, and continues to the top point. The structure is topped with a metal flag, with 2 points along the fly-end; it is loose on the rod, allowing it to swivel. Narrative: Jewish Cultural Reconstruction, Inc. (JCR) was established in 1947 to deal with the collection and redistribution of heirless Jewish cultural property.
Accession No.
2001.34.01
Name Access
Jewish Restitution Council
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Lunch box : cut, varnished, hinged, leather worked, metal worked : brown, silver ; Ht: 9,5 cm x W: 12,8 cm x De: 21,5 cm
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Lunch box : cut, varnished, hinged, leather worked, metal worked : brown, silver ; Ht: 9,5 cm x W: 12,8 cm x De: 21,5 cm
Other Title Information
Container
Date
1920-1930
Physical Condition
Good
Notes
Oval lunch box; leather hinged, wood lid, with leather strap and metal buckle. Narrative: Used by Ariye (Leibele) Smolnik in kindergarten or grade 1, was buried to save it, Ariye was killed in Holocaust, sister Sonia recovered it afterwards
Accession No.
2011X.330.06
Name Access
Tencer, Naomi
Places
Vilnius (Vilna), Poland, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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Summary Transcript from French Interview by J. Ash

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn47858
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Manuscript : printed, handwritten : white, black ; Ht: 28,1 cm x W: 21,8 cm
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Manuscript : printed, handwritten : white, black ; Ht: 28,1 cm x W: 21,8 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
May 20, 1981
Physical Condition
Poor
Language
English
Notes
6 pages. No cover, paper bound with staples. Pages are white; the first 4 pages have been typed; the last 2 pages have handwritten questions in list form. Narrative: This is the summary transcript from a french Interview by J. Ash of Rogere Bedard.
Accession No.
2011X.73.02
Name Access
Bedard, Roger
Places
Montreal ?, Canada?, North America
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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