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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Bracelet : Sewn : Brown ; Ht: 0,5 in. x W: 5,5 in.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Bracelet : Sewn : Brown ; Ht: 0,5 in. x W: 5,5 in.
Other Title Information
Personal Symbol
Date
1939-1945
Physical Condition
Good
Notes
Bracelet is made of a piece of metal (now broken in two) with holes on both ends where leather string is knotted. Narrative: The bracelet was received in Linz III (Herman Goering Werke, Mauthausen) by prisoner Max (Mieczislov) Szyf. The prisoner broke it in two pieces after his liberation from the camp.
Accession No.
2011X.16.01
Name Access
Szyf, Charlotte
Places
Mauthausen, Austria, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
Images
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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Letter : Paper : Handwritten : Ink : Brown, black, blue ; Ht: 14 cm x W: 20 cm
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Letter : Paper : Handwritten : Ink : Brown, black, blue ; Ht: 14 cm x W: 20 cm
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
July 15, 1942
Physical Condition
Good
Language
Polish
German
Notes
Double-sided page creased horizontally and vertically, handwritten letter written around previously typed note, crossed out, additions made in blue pen. From male teacher, 25, German suitor to eldest sister, has been ordered to vacate his parents' apartment and has been interned in Lvov ghetto, pleas for food.
Accession No.
2009.5.1
Name Access
Manaster, Charlotte
Places
Lvov (Lemberg), Poland, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
Images
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Lintzel, Charlotte - Oral History of a Holocaust Survivor

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn60323
Collection
WITNESS TO HISTORY COLLECTION (MHMC-02)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
01:10:00
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
WITNESS TO HISTORY COLLECTION (MHMC-02)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
01:10:00
Creator
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
Language
English
Notes
Charlotte Lintzel was born in Berlin, Germany on January 21, 1932. Although of Jewish background, religion never played a big role in her family. Her father, for instance, was a self-proclaimed Atheist and physicist. Despite veing very young when the war broke out, Charlotte she does remember being shunned by her neighbours’ children, and she remembers Kristallnacht as well. She vaguely remembers her years in school, but remembers her family having to wear the yellow star. As a way to keep her safe during the war, her father sent her to a family in Silesia under the guise of a refugee. Charlotte remembers those years as being very hard on her due to separation anxiety. In 1945, she returned to Berlin and went back to school. She completed her high school and finished a few years of university in Germany. In 1953, she decided to move to Canada and integrated into the Montreal Jewish community. In Montreal, she met her husband who was also a fellow survivor from Danzig. She had two children, a daughter that lives in Jerusalem, and a son in Montreal. Charlotte became involved with the MHMC after attending a conference on child survivors. She saw the event as a bonding experience that allowed her and many others to speak about their experiences during the war. Despite being from a long line of Berliners, she has a problem reconciling with the fact that she is German. The war and the treatment of Jews by Germans at the time changed her, and currently she finds it hard to fathom the change between the Germany she knew, and the one of our era. Ultimately, she believes that young Germans carry a heavy burden due to the actions of their ancestors.
Accession No.
WTH-521
Name Access
Lintzel, Charlotte
Places
Berlin-Charlottenburg, Germany, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
Images
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